Announcing my 2010 solo exhibit at Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
May 1 – 29, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 1, 6-8 pm
Paintings, like plays, require audiences to complete them. The painter sets the stage and dresses the characters. In return, each audience member deciphers a different story in the embedded and implied meanings. Good paintings do not merely serve as mirrors to external worlds. They open doors into secret interior realms. I do not know who these children, soldiers, acrobats, and mysterious ladies are with their attendant menagerie. I only know that they are the cast of characters captured in the midst of a scene in an obscure play. The viewer interrupts, but the interruption is not unwelcome. With silent stares and quiet gestures, they issue invitations to witness their tales. The clown Pierrot reaches out to the innocent fool in all of us. Winged creatures and personages elevate the misfit into a marvelous thing. Soldiers revel in a peaceful idyll while little girls bust clouds and chase storms. What does it all mean? I do not know for they are all players in secret narratives.
A tiny preview (works not yet available for sale… contact Wally Workman for details)