THE FOCUS

For me, painting has always been about slowness: slowness in looking and slowness in making. My work seeks to exploit and celebrate the various ways in which the painted image separates itself from other kinds of imagery while also alluding to our high speed world dominated by immediate access to anything, from sourcing information on the internet to our ability to capture and store images at a moment’s notice. Douglas Degges, Studio Visit, February 2017 Douglas Degges, Studio Visit, February 2017 My...

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Through sculpture, textiles, printed matter, and geometric pattern-making, I map repetition and contradiction of the paranoid spirit. Referencing new religious movements and self-help techniques, I imagine practical and psycho-spiritual coping strategies for the American condition. Corkey Sinks, Studio Visit, March 2017 Corkey Sinks, Studio Visit, March 2017 I embrace the human tendency to find meaningful patterns within the noise of collective information. As we struggle to understand our roles within the systems we occupy, narratives of conspiracy and prophecies of events to...

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I am preoccupied with the liminal space of painting, in the features painting claims as its own but equally in those that painting disavows; in painting’s intimates as well as its outcasts; in the manner in which painting guards its boundaries as well as the means by which it marks itself away from its “other.” Ron Buffington, Studio Visit, February 2017 Ron Buffington, Studio Visit, February 2017 By exploring the historical literature of Modernism and interrogating romantic notions of authenticity and immedi...

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