Last spring, Tom and I were talking about kinds of image-oriented art. I expressed my preference for art that is made up, art that comes form the imagination, the subconscious or the self, art that has its origins on the inside and makes its way to the
Outside. I am pleased to be connected with the like -minded artists Jasmine Little and Cyril Kuhn for the occasion of this exhibition “ Inside Out.”
I have assembled paintings drawings, dreams, and waking fantasies from my years as a working artist to see what it might all reveal. After reading through forty some odd years of dream journals to culled a few for this show, it became painfully clear to me that my dreams are pretty much like everyone else’s filled with anxiety, fears and inappropriate erotic longings.
The interesting part and the reason why I feel compelled to record my dreams is because I am looking for evidence of a cover up (that is I am investigating what it is that I might be hiding from myself some basic motive, feeling or undeniable truth. I have never painted my dreams but I would say for me painting is a bit like dreaming I am trying to paint from a zone that is uncensored, and unencumbered by expectations. A state than might like dreams reveal a truth that will set me free.