May 4 – 26, 2019
Opening Reception May 5, 2-5 PM
My newest exhibition at Loop is called Artists and Beekeepers.
Artists is an ongoing series of large and small oil paintings, representing artists at work in their studios.
My goal is to invite viewers to be part of my studio visits, to observe artists moving and creating within their workspaces.
This is an authentic depiction of artists within their unique studios, capturing a moment of creative time, and what at first appears to be the exhilarating, mess of artistic engagement — a mess that belies the order and structure underlining the individualized arrangement and architecture of each artist’s studio space.
The Beekeepers series presents a documentary-style description of two beekeepers working at a farm in Wellington County. I have been painting them for a couple of years, throughout the different seasons. They are, unlike my Artists series, in exterior settings, with changing light and foliage color. They connect to the studio paintings in that they are depictions of people engaged in physical and emotional work in a designated space. The juxtaposition of the box hives and the suited beekeepers create a strange and evocative setting.