Statement

I create paintings, drawings, and prints in an attempt to address – through archetypal themes and symbols – the fundamental questions, ideas, hopes, and concerns I have about being in the world.

I write texts in an attempt to integrate rational conceptions with my passionate, sometimes illogical, visual expressions.

In tandem, these avenues form a multifaceted array of investigation and inquiry that I use every day to, hopefully, understand and make sensible the miraculous reality of being.

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Note: The above text is a root from which I grow exhibition-specific or body-of-work-specific statements. You can see a few developed texts here:

Omen: Wars and Rumors of Wars – Catalog essay for an exhibition of The Omen Series paintings at Gillock Gallery in Chicago in 2006.

Notes on Quintessence – Musing on the body of work I created in 2008 and 2009 which was featured in the two-person (with David Spear) show Concerning Composing at PS Gallery in Columbia, MO.

Hammers and Bells – The talk I delivered at the opening of The Bell, Struck: Tondos by Tim Lowly and Matt Ballou, an exhibition that took place in June 2011 in Louisville, KY.

Certain Densities, Uncertain Visions – An essay I wrote as a curatorial and conceptual statement for the exhibition Certain Densities, which took place in 2013 at George Caleb Bingham Gallery on the campus of The University of Missouri.

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