Uneasy Sense of Balance
acrylic on paper, 45.5" x 31.5", 2019
Exhibition dates : January 7th to January 29th
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, Noon to 5:00 PM
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Uneasy Sense of Balance - New Paintings by
Some of the most recent paintings in the Tower Series are a response to the intense
gentrification and construction in my Fenway neighborhood. In what was once a village-like atmosphere of small, brick apartment buildings, enormous, expensive towers have sprouted up quickly. More of them are on the way. Surprisingly, I am attracted to the geometry of the scaffolding needed to erect these buildings, especially from a distance when the total structure can be viewed in its entirety.
Over the course of this series, I've realized that the paintings are really self-portraits in building form - the singular tower being a figure substitute, perhaps a visual metonomy. They look like they are collaged, but their component parts are built up with paint overlay, one shape on top of another and assembled to suggest a teetering and uneasy sense of balance and disequilibrium