Exhibition Info

Jan 20 - Mar 12, 2011
10123 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9

Wed-Fri | 12pm – 6pm
Sat | 12pm – 5pm

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Artist Statement:

My process of working stems from my childhood and early adult experiences of being raised on a grain farm in Michigan and working for my father building and remodeling houses. Each of these activities offered fresh ‘seasonal’ opportunities and explorations into process and intent much the same way I approach a group of visual images today. They both taught me the importance of craftsmanship, planning and a love for manual labor as well as introducing a great deal of curiosity for a vast variety of material and process. It was during these years that I often found my visual interest being directed to the discarded or in-progress states.

The subject behind my work is for the most part autobiographical. Images are often dependent upon a form or set of shapes that are conceived as beautiful and/or near perfect. I find ways to disfigure that form, disassemble the parts and then rebuild it. This process of building, destroying and rebuilding I find to be a natural cycle in both everyday life and spirituality. A reverence, along with an irreverence for image making: care and disregard are necessary for me.

Many of the prints are connected to a serial idea allowing me to explore variations and ideas over an extended period of time. Some of the plates are reworked and re-presented later in conjunction with another printed matrix or monotype. This method of mixing various connected ideas is in my mind akin to life or experiences, never isolated but always seemingly interrelated.

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