I am an artist with a studio in Dallas, Texas. I work in new media assemblage, digital imaging, and mixed media. My influence is geometric abstraction and industrial art between the wars. I'm interested in design, color and texture. My work often contains a combination of technical, scientific and natural images. Whimsy is an important element of my work.
My Kinetic Percussion Rhythm Machines have been very popular with jurors and the public. You don't forget them as they flash and make a racket! It's been fun to write some code again and heat up the soldering iron. Not to mention compose and program the drum patterns.
Art Exhibits and News
Pan, Can, Bam!, shown to the left has been in several exhibits. It was first shown at the Texas Sculpture Assoc. juried exhibit at the Plano Art Centre. It was exhibited at Williams Tower in January, 2012 for the Assistance League of Houston exhibit. The Houston show was juried by Robin Clark, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. I received 3rd place from the juror. It received Best of Show at the VAST exhibit at the Meadows Gallery Center for the Arts, Gallery, Denton, Texas. Juried by Elizabeth Dunbar, independent curator, formerly curator Kemper Museum, Kansas City, and assistant curator Whitney Museum, New York. It was last at Expo 2013 at 500X.
This work and others will be shown at the Conduit Gallery! The show opens June 29th from 6 to 8 pm. It will be up until August 31. I will have some new work in the show. I'm excited to show the work in one of the finest galleries in the D/FW area.
Palette Magazine - I'm proud to have a non-objective acrylic painting featured in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of the Palette Magazine. It's produced by Christopher Shink and Skip Lawrence. It's a geometric abstraction.
Nikon D800 - I recently bought a 36.3 MP Nikon D800 digital SLR, the highest resolution DSLR available. Plus a couple redesigned prime lenses. Images should hold together very well!
I list weekly Dallas art openings, contemporary galleries, museums and art spaces in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. And the major museums in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. It's all at www.DFWart.com.
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