|Plattsburgh State Art Museum
SENIOR EXHIBITION 2005
April 16 - May 15 Burke Gallery & Myers Lobby Gallery
Anthony AllenMatt BlodgettJack BrandEleanor BrennesholtzVel CapewellIvy CareyGenessa Chamberlain
Daniel ChristieMeghan DresslerGustavo EspinalMotoko HiraiwaEstelle HubbardJeremy IaquintoChristina Kerr
Kari KippMichelle MentonSamantha OrtegaAlison ParisiAdam PlassKelli RabideauKevin SabourinShanna Sweeney
Stanley TrelaJaclyn WeldonKelly WhitfordTakara WilliamsAshley Wolff
Quiet Contemplation, oil on canvas 36 x 48"
Rue Bourbon, oil on canvas 36 x 48"
Universal content and personal meanings are two key
components to my paintings. I intentionally choose
subject matter that is comprised of deep psychological
variants. For that reason, choosing to paint people as subject
matter allows for interactions on a variety of levels between
the viewer and the painting. This variety is ensured by the fact
that individuals would potentially respond to the same area
under discussion in a different way. If the painting intrigues
people and provokes thought, then I have fulfilled my goal. I
look for people to be visually stimulated and ask, “Just what is
that person thinking? Who are they? What kind of experiences
have they encountered in life?” It is more essential for me to
make a painting “feel” like the subject matter being portrayed
as opposed to detailed realistic representation. Within this
abstraction that deviates away from realism, I show my
individual creativity and introspection.|
The style of painting that I incorporate is a conglomerate of different techniques. I focus primarily on the human face and paint the face in a plane and shape-oriented method. I aim to challenge the figure-ground relationship with the palette. There is a sense of weightiness/heaviness that is attained when my paintings are complete. This solidity ensures the fact that what is done is there. The painting is undeniable and everpresent.
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