ARTIST STATEMENT

I believe in perceptual process.  A process that is an on-going, simultaneous, mulit-layered, multi-dimensional, ever-changing attempt at normalty.  This existential-phenomenological aesthetic balances a linear-lateral approach to thinking; a subjective discovery of the commonplace, the ordinary, the obviusness of existing; and the simple expression of truth by overlapping marks to create a space on a flat surface.  By overlapping, a "push-pull" effect is created.  A point of departure, rather than a conclusion.  This invites perceptual participation.  I believe and subscribe to Gottlieb and Rothko's tenet, "We favor the simple expression of complex thought."


SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2012  Gallery 175, Chicago, IL
2010 Fine Line Gallery, St. Charles, IL
2009 FOTOWERK, Flatfile Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 The Artist Project, Artopolis, Chicago, IL
2007  Works on Paper: SHeets, PLanes, & Pulp, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2006 Plane Vision, NAB Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004  100 Paintings/100 Drawings Project,  Chicago, IL.
2003  Mind Mapping, NAB Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002  FACE TO FACE JAmes R. Thompson State of IL Bldg., Chicago, IL
2000  Three from Chicago, Harper College, Palantine, IL


EDUCATION

MFA Painting, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 1978. 
MA Art Ed., University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 1972. 
BFA Painting, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 1970.