November 2 - November 30, 2019
RO2 ART | the cedars
1501 south ervay street, Dallas, tx 75215
This body of work is a parenthesis to the larger work that I have been doing for several years involved with pattern and line. Flowing ink that informs the painted, drawn and collaged areas are now executed in a confined space that is intimate and demands attention to detail sometimes overlooked in the larger works. Fabric and cut paper patterns are sometimes repeated in the drawing and painting so that in some instances they are seen as one. Within the abstract surface the titles sometimes give clues to the work the interpretation is left to the viewer. Humor is part of the intention not only in the depiction but also in making the work.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I began my career as a pattern painter and was included in the Pattern and Decoration at P.S. 1. I was interested in mathematics and geometry in patterning and the Fibonacci Series in particular. This led to experimenting with paintings within a grid and then off the grid. I began to observe the geometric intricacy of architectural designs which led me to create small horizontal oil paintings of cities and landscapes. I moved back to pattern and focused on drawing in ink and Flashe´ paint with imagery that related more to biomorphic forms. My recent works are an explosion of past obsessions with pattern; patterns that occur in nature, craft, and work associated with women. The relationship to geometry has always been a focus from my earliest work to my current work. The pieces which are drawn in ink, paint and collage create color and form with endless possible variations. I borrow from many sources for collage material including other artist’s work in a collaborative effort where the results form an integrated piece.