from the mundane to the specific

Thanks to curator Henry Biber for including three of my paintings in the current exhibit at the TVAA gallery, From the Mundane to the Specific. From his prospectus:

” Make the revisioning of commonplace objects worthy of display on a wall or a pedestal. A broken pot, worn old boots, antique dinnerware, the frayed arm of a chair, or a rusty part of a disassembled yard tool for example, can transform into something at home in a sphere beyond the ordinary. “

A show right down my alley, literally. The featured image above is called Le Printemps, and the subject is my alley on trash day. Wait is the graphic painting of parking lot pavement and striping. Fontaine Rose is the suburban landscape with the pink hose.
The show runs through the 28th of September,  at

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207
700 N Pearl,
Dallas, Texas 75201

On to the navel-gazing portion of the post. A friend recently remarked that she thought I took ordinary things and made them beautiful. I’m pleased that she thinks that my paintings are beautiful, but I am not consciously trying to prettify the mundane. What I am doing is paying attention to my surroundings and finding the classical and harmonious qualities that exist in them. This might be a subtle distinction, but it is an important one to me.

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