Iowa City Paintings 2018

These earlier works represent my conceptual goal of compositions that stretch visualization norms. Open areas are favored in these works as is the emphasis on my interpretation of Yin/Yang contrasts. That seesaw of protagonists vying for attention has morphed in the later paintings with a similar archaic space but with more compositional elements. In later works the seesaw tug has diminished in favor of more complex correspondences.

  • Acrylic on paper (22.5″ x 30″) and Masonite (3′ x 4′)
  • Pasted elements, rubbed on paint, scrubbed, repeat.
  • Space-stacked, abstracted items still identifiable.
  • Yin & Yang simplicity.

But, after all, the aim of art is to create space – space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live.”

Frank Stella, New York City, NY

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Presented in completion date sequence (most recent at the bottom).

22.5″ x 30″
“Horizon Storm”
12/15/2017
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“Bent Back”
12/31/2017
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“Double Gate”
1/18/2018

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“White Tree”
1/25/2018
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“Fenced In”
2/3/2018
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“Dark Moon”
3/2/2018
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“Tuscan Field”
3/7/2018
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“Open Field”
3/29/2018
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“Stars”
2/22/2018
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“Single Tree”
6/17/2018
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“Storm”
7/22/2018
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“Open View”
8/4/2018
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“Pass-through”
8/31/2018
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“Storm Approaching”
9/9/2018
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“Orange Wall”
9/26/2018
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“Expanse”
10/16/2018 > 11/13/2018
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“Pasture”
11/10/2018
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“Steep”
11/25/2018
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“Hillside”
12/9/2018
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“Dark Fence”
12/21/2018
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“Opens”
12/31/2018
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