two reds • 60" x 96" • acrylic/canvas • 2017
having listened to four curators suggest ideas for exhibitions at SECCA, i realized (again) that i'm really kind of old school. i like paint. i like surfaces. i like color. i still believe that a painting can be about itself or maybe how it was painted. i still believe in the notion that a painting can stand on its own two feet – no need for reference to any kind of historical narrative, political agenda, or borrowed content. that a painting can be encountered in the same way we encounter nature. that it can be beautiful all by itself and trigger all kinds of feelings and associations in the viewer that the artist didn't intend. paintings are felt through the eyes first and always i guess.