for immediate release/2016

On a recent visit to New York City, during a marathon of gallery visits, I collected press releases from several artists who resonated with me in some way. Upon my return, I became interested in how some of the language seemed to parallel my own process, philosophies, or motivations.  I wrote the phrases directly on the surface, elongating and abstracting the letters to  create the initial composition that would drive the work and continued working around the content the words implied. The titles are the phrases followed by the artist name who's press release inspired it. The color pieces are larger works on linen while the black and white are small drawings in ink on plaster treated wood.