Smoke and Mirrors

For the month of September, I will be showing a collection of 14 works at Cafe Fiore. This group of acrylic and pen studies were inspired by the peripheral aspects of our social lives. In particular the aspects of social media. Everything is faster, shinier, glossy and not entirely authentic. Sound bites, memes and filtered photographs present a culture of prosperity, vivacity and delight, when in reality they are snippets of who we are or in some cases who we want the world to see.

My work is improvisational and constructed in the moment. Mark making with acrylic paint is laid down first and then detailed with pen and ink. The color palette is intentionally minimal for this series. Black and white combined make grey. Just like our lives, the conditions of  our existence are not so concrete, we commingle. Life is messy, complicated and beautiful. Gold and metallics are added to create a world of opulence. A signification of wealth, prosperity and substance. My work allows the viewer to slow down and observe with the eye asking hopefully the questions, what is true, what is false? Here are a few samples.

Update: Extended through October 2018.

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