Red Lodge Clay Center – Short-Term Resident (AIA) 2019
Born 1958 in Topeka, Kansas. Currently lives in Denver, CO. BFA in Painting & Drawing from Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, CO. MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Sole shows in New York, NY, Boulder, CO and Denver, CO. Retired Director at the Institute for Experimental Studies @ Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.
My interest is in painting & ornamentation.
Classical abstraction, as practiced in the 20th century was understood as autonomous and psychologically private and emerged historically with the rejection of ornament in architecture.
The primary function of ornamentation is pleasure. It is the emphasis on pleasure in patterning that my work takes from the history and structure of ornamentation.
I use complex color relationships to seduce the gaze to profound convivial enjoyment.