Scenes 2021–2022
Project Text  +
Consider the idea of a painting of a place. It is not of a specific place or any one particular painting. It is a meta-text of place painting encompassing the ruins of the Modern and the Postmodern, one that has long since swallowed whole cinema’s mise-en-scéne and bathed itself in Los Angeles sunshine. Now please consider the possibility of a painting of that idea — paintings of the idea of paintings of places. Paintings of the way two-dimensional pictorial space might be organized with the logic of a three-dimensional scene. That is what these paintings are. They hide no secrets of the story of their making, they are diagrams of their own construction, self-consciously the behind-the-scenes featurette moreso than the actual film. Each is a fragment, a scene of a single site construction in a vast imaginary somewhere that is also nowhere. Together they form an attempt to reconstitute one possible permutation of this expansive idea of place painting, bounded by my own limited frame of reference.

Ext. Void – Dusk. 2021. Oil on canvas. 20 × 16 inches.
Ext. Columns – Dawn. 2021. Oil on canvas. 16 × 20 inches.
Ext. Facade – Day. 2021. Oil on linen. 16 ×  20 inches.
Ext. Form and Void-form – Day. 2021. Oil on linen. 20 × 16 inches.
Ext. Void-form – Day. 2022. Oil on canvas. 18 × 24 inches.
Ext. Column – Day. 2022. Oil on canvas. 36 × 24 inches.
Ext. Columns – Day. 2022. Oil on canvas. 18 × 24 inches.
Ext. Void-shape – Day. 2022. Oil on linen. 10 × 8 inches.
Ext. Facade – Dusk. 2022. Oil on canvas. 30 × 40 inches.
Ext. Pyramid – Dusk (1). 2022. Oil on canvas. 20 × 16 inches.
Ext. Pyramid – Dusk (2). 2022. Oil on canvas. 20 × 16 inches.





Scenes. 2022. Installation view, North Cracketorium, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA. 2022.



Scenes (1). 2021. Hard-ground etching with dyrpoint, sugar lift aquatint, and chine collé on Rives BFK. 6 × 4.5 inches on 15 × 12 inch sheet.
Scenes (2). 2021. Hard-ground etching with dyrpoint, sugar lift aquatint, and chine collé on Rives BFK. 4.5 × 6 inches on 15 × 12 inch sheet.
Scenes (3). 2021. Hard-ground etching with dyrpoint, spit bite aquatint, and chine collé on Rives BFK. 6 × 4.5 inches on 15 × 12 inch sheet.


Scenes.
Portfolio of three etchings with aquatint and chine collé.




Ext. Structure – Dusk. 2021. Drypoint with watercolor monotype on Rives de Lin. 8 × 12 inches on 18 × 14 inch sheet.