VERMILLION SMEARED WITH GREEN
VERMILLION SMEARED WITH GREEN

oil on canvas, 48"x72"

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EFFIGY AND SIMULACRUM
EFFIGY AND SIMULACRUM

oil on canvas 48"x72"

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STREET 1
STREET 1

oil on canvas 38"x56"

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STREET 9
STREET 9

oil on canvas 44"x56"

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STREET 4
STREET 4

oil on canvas 48"x72"

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STREET 7
STREET 7

oil on canvas 48"x72"

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THE LAWS OF MAYHEM
THE LAWS OF MAYHEM

oil on canvas 48"x72"

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INSTEAD OF ALLEGORY
INSTEAD OF ALLEGORY

oil on canvas 44"x56"

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CRITIQUE OF PARADISE
CRITIQUE OF PARADISE

oil on canvas 44"x56"

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STREET 6
STREET 6

oil on canvas 48"x72"

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STREET 8
STREET 8

oil on canvas, 48"x72"

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THE MOTIVE FOR METAPHOR
THE MOTIVE FOR METAPHOR

oil on canvas 32"x52"

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THE IMAGE AT ITS SOURCE
THE IMAGE AT ITS SOURCE

oil on canvas 28” x 38”

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INDIFFERENCE TO THE SKY
INDIFFERENCE TO THE SKY

oil on canvas 48"x72"

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Beasts of Now

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Images shown are a selection of paintings from the book.

This book shows my world. A friend and painter Carole Bolsey saw this work and said: “These are your cave paintings with the beasts of now.”


I began working on these paintings as the 21st century began. It felt like starting a conversation with the avant-garde painters of the early 20th century. These paintings are what I’d like to show them now. This book is the first showing.

The 12”x12” book includes 21 full page digitally photographed paintings, and

a conversation with curator Laura Steward. It is printed at MagCloud, San Fransisco, and designed by Bruce McIntosh.

This body of work was curated by
Laura Steward, a founding curator of MASS MoCA and former Director of SITE Santa Fe.

She is currently Curator of Public Art at the
University of Chicago.

 

I asked her to select and organize the work because she has the most critical and perceptive eye for new painting of any curator I know.

 

She had complete freedom of choice, and she showed me my paintings in a way I hadn’t seen them before.

The text condenses years of conversation we’ve had  about
painting.

 

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