AMERICANA CELEBRATING OUR CHECKERED PAST AND PRESENT
Please join me this Saturday from 5-8 PM to celebrate the opening of the Hudson Milliner Art Salon
Bring friends, bring frenemies ... we all have a reason to celebrate our checkered past and present in this crazy time we live in.
History is flawed, made for the flawed, by the flawed and this is the struggle I set out to depict.
I start by painting with a narrow color spectrum. Generally it’s teal, white, black and iron oxide. Then I “rust” the canvas, collage it and glaze over with oil. I do collage to include a narrative or just a sound bite. I add “retro”- collage to refer back to where the image came from (a bit like giving a tree roots) and to discretely bring in brash abstract shapes without disrupting the figurative work.
I like to narrow down the composition to three things: depth of field, shadow and light and each individual’s fight with gravity. Sports teams do it as one and each on their own which I find is powerful and well worth depicting. Each body part joins in: your portrait starts with your feet.
I love Americana for its great void. I also love iconography for its weight and it’s long historic shadow.
By marrying the two I intend to throw that long shadow straight into the void and see what happens. Please let me share the outcome with you.
So Bring Your Curious Eye!