Passivity seemingly marks the experience of accumulating time along familiar pathways, until it doesn't. Breaking with assumed understandings allows for a cumulative view and reveals overlooked marks. At this point of engagement, that which comes into focus demands more than acknowledgement, it pushes back.
- November 2022, Seoul
Irregardless of the conditions that may have resulted in the formation of a pile, the accumulation has sway. Here or there, weight and volume are not always commensurable. Commitment takes more than an allotment of space and maybe shouldn’t be confused with holding one’s ground.
- March 2022, Milwaukee
As hard as it gets, holding on can get you to the other side of a situation. Specific attachments can be contested as can the sides but the intimacies found beyond self-disclosure require fidelity. Practical work grounds the line. Relationality ensures transference. Push and pull won’t let you down.
- March 2022, Tokyo
Skepticism for what could have been doesn’t always end in paralysis. It can also encourage the repetition of form. Over and over again doesn’t always end in accumulation. Sometimes the specific end is more about dispersal.
- August 2021, East Hampton
Suspense arouses expectations but what good
are expectations if they inevitability end in disappointment. Been thinking about ways up, out and around
but I keep coming back to accepting that bad immediately is just fine.
- January 2021, NYC
Walking through life head
down is the easiest way to go unnoticed and also to not notice. How long until you want to bring your head
up? Leaks and ominous clouds abound, not new but maybe new to you. Head down, head up, whether or not it
matters is up to you.
- August 2018, Milwaukee
turns can mean feeling things out but it is sometimes hard to know whether the tables are turning or if we
are going in circles. There are times when XXX = ♡ but also times when it is quite opposite. Let’s try to
get on the same page … shall I put a banana in your tailpipe, so you know how it feels?
- January 2018, London
This isn’t what I expected or what I wanted.
What comes after XXX and ♡ when forward becomes reverse and stalling preferable to both? There might be some
or a lot of waiting involved before I figure out where to put my flow. Trying to be more accepting of the
situation but there is a banana in my tailpipe, do you know how that feels?
- November 2017, Tokyo
It’s not that I’m not taking (this) seriously
but I am most definitely looking for other options or should I say maybe an out. Who knew cracking the nut
would be so hard when for so long I thought the pressure valve was there just for show. A viable option for
some but I’ve been trained not to touch. Let’s see what happens with the release. Would you want that in
- October 2016, NYC
Transitions are not always easy and it
might be fair to say that often times they are difficult. It’s hard to know the best course of action.
Tenacity helps but sometimes it’s ok to settle into the maybe. Drawings include: dots, dalmatian, grid,
bananas, chains, squiggles, potato, carrot, apples, pumpkin, and bonsai. Grass provided by Central Sod
- August 2014, Oak Park
In finding the balance between one’s true
desires and realizable good taste – displays of self control can take you very far. Inspiration can be found
in the unexpected so keep an open mind. Don’t be afraid to borrow and steal as long as you make it your own.
Closer to right than wrong / closer to wrong than right… Either way, this one is for me but also for
- February 2014, NYC
things is not always easy but seems to happen frequently. Images and objects include: elephant, pink, grey,
black, dots, cactus, Paintings, table, bench, middle age, loneliness, circle, half circle, pear, banana,
tangerines. Read a book: Dennis Cooper’s ‘Idols’ and ‘The Tenderness of Wolves’, Bob Nickas’s ‘Live Free or
Die’ and ‘Theft Is Vision’, George Melly and J.R. Glaves-Smith’s ‘A Child of Six Could Do It!’, and Sam
Kash’s ‘Surf Goddesses’. There is no telephone in this show but there is a third artist. Thank you.
- April 2013, Los Angeles
You can find things or make things,
it doesn’t really matter. Images and objects: grey triangle, pink semi-circle, yellow circle, silhouettes,
wrong, blue, red,
black, white, cucumber, eggplant, telephones, table, plant, stool, books. Read a book, selection includes:
David Robilliard’s “Swallowing Helmets; Bruce Hainley’s “Foul Mouth”, and Paul McCarthy, Miles Varner and
Carol Lingham’s “Wolfgang Stoerchle.” Do not put the receiver to your ear. Thank you.
- August 2012, Milwaukee
This economy forces double-fisting sometimes
but mostly triple or quadruple. How much can you carry? I have 17 keys on my keychain and this show was made
on stolen time. There are 4 pieces in this show and all of them are exactly what they are: backdrop painting
of a jungle, oil on muslin, 10’ x 27’; cast watermelon, acrylic on plaster, 11” x 8” x 8”; zebra skin
painting, oil on linen, 9’ x 6’; color photograph, 19” x 24”. Actually, 3 of the 4 are replications of what
they are meant to be: a jungle, a zebra skin, a watermelon.
- November 2012, NYC