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. The process of perceptual "Dialectical Materialism" is the essence of "nowness" or the highest level of truth. I believe and subscribe to Gottlieb and Rothko's tenet, "We favor the simple expression of complex thought."
MFA Painting, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 1978.
MA Art Ed., University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 1972.
BFA Painting, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 1970.
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