in situ: Untitled (layered meditation)

Untitled (layered meditation), 18×24 inches, colored pencil on paper, 2020
photo: Jared Baker

For the third year in a row, one of my artworks was included in the Bemis Center’s annual benefit auction. It’s always a pleasure to see my work in its new home – and what a lovely setting this one ended up in, with a lively green houseplant to keep it company!

This drawing is one of a series of my meditation drawings made about a year ago, in the first autumn of the pandemic – back home to New York, numbers rising again, the uncertainties of winter lying ahead. After time away from my studio, and away from the normal routines of life, I returned with a sense of urgency to these drawings – some in ink, some (like this one) in colored pencil. Looking at them now reminds me of feeling a bit desperate to get marks onto paper. The layered lines remind me of the warp and weft of the weaving made by my grandmother that hangs on the wall of our apartment, and of the way you can obscure a line of text best by writing something else right on top of it.

You can view more of the drawings in this series here, and bring one to your own home – here.

art online: October 2020

1.

My painting Untitled (Abstraction 5 of 7) is included in “Wild Lands”, curated by Gina Tuzzi. She writes, “Finding our place in the balance is one hell of a dance.” This online exhibition will be live through December 6, 2020.

You can view the exhibition on the Artist Alliance website.
> artistalliance.space/exhibitions/wild-lands

2.

For the second year in a row, I’m happy to have a piece in benefit art exhibition for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. My painting Return is included in this auction (with online bidding this year) from October 24-30. Proceeds support participating artists (like me!) as well as the Bemis Center’s programs.

You can view the exhibition / auction on the Bemis Center website.
> bemiscenter.org/benefit
(for direct link to my piece, click on the painting below. currently available at the “buy it now” price until bidding begins on the 24th.)

Ps. If you want to receive updates about new work and upcoming exhibitions occasionally throughout the year, join my email list! Here’s a sample that went out recently.