April 6 thru 27: “Private Revolution”
I am very pleased to announce my upcoming solo exhibit at the Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, Texas―“Private Revolution” opening Saturday, April 6 with a reception from 6 to 8 pm. The show runs through April 27th.
This new series of work is a celebration of the various private revolutions that my imagined personages launch: rebellions against indifferent beloveds, oppressive thoughts, and real or perceived injuries. There is a context for the ongoing themes of symbolic or literal wounds, mingled with the optimism of youth, lovers and dreamers. Stylistically I have been inspired by the works of Jacques Louis David and the neoclassical period following the French Revolution alongside formal portraiture in colonial Latin America. I am amused by the juxtaposition of traditional compositions with the ambiguous yet oddly humorous situations of injured or attacking cupids or children in military dress or exotic persons with their animal entourage.