1971 Born in San Francisco CA (US)
Awards 1999 Sunspot Laboratory, Cal State LA Exhibition
2000 Murphy Cadagon, San Francisco Foundation
2001 SECA/In Site SFMOMA award (nomination)
Beauty falls from the sky
and can't quite be caught
before it clobbers itself.
The paintings are spaces where energy moves matter. They are experiences of the great western landscapes, interior and exterior terrain, the shock of unabsorbed events. Events double back to devour themselves. Momentum overtakes strategy. Land marred and poisoned is disarmingly beautiful and dramatic in its tragedy. California is a place where we are caught off guard, a place of gambling, chance, and change. I paint it.
Treasure Island West Bound, Trip 'n fall again, Monster, Shafted, Oxy 10, Smokey, Bandit, Blindsided -- titles are from TV, traffic, bubble gum wrappers, volatile economics, ecological disasters, seductive beauty.
I make the space in between things. I paint what I know is there but can not see. Empty space allows motion. Custom made tools and heavy mill mylar allow color to flow or pool without the scaled imprint of hand or brush. Liquid marks leave evidence of something having happened there. The slick paint attracts and repels like oil spills or hot toxic color fields: beautiful pictures of terrible things. The translucent surface allows the edges to disappear into the wall. The wall misbehaves to reveal a painting; the paintings are subversive architecture.
New Work, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI
Organic, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL
New Paintings, New Years Show, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Blindsided, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley CA
New Paintings. New Talent, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley ID
Introductions: Shooting Pool in Public, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
The Economics Series, Neo, San Francisco CA
Cars and Wilds, CCAC Nave, San Francisco CA
Place Maker, CCAC Graduate Gallery, San Francisco CA
Rock Scissors Paper, Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery St., San Francisco CA 1995 The Ultimate Triumph, UCSC, Santa Cruz CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
New Northern California Abstractionists, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA 2004 San Francisco International Art Exposition, Julie Baker Fine Art, San Francisco, 2003 The Affordable Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, New York, NY
Chicago Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, Chicago IL
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Julie Baker Fine Art, San Francisco, 2002 und RAWN, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
The Affordable Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, New York, NY
Cream, Arts Benicia Center gallery, Benicia, CA
A New World Trade Center, Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY
Baker's Dozen, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA
Introductions South, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
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