Vanessa Albury | A. Bills-Levi | Gayle Brooker | Lisa Chou | Margaret Clarke | T. Davidson | Steven Davis | John Duckworth | Meghan Henley | Krist Mills | Sue Murray | Dorothy Netherlands | Rachel O’Neal | Larissa Patel | Lynn Patterson | Matt Smithson | Jonathan Walsh
Working in reverse on double panes of glass, I make multiple drawings in ink and acrylic paint, and then continuously scrape away and reapply the imagery and color. My method and media are evocative of the subject matter which occupies my mind as I work. Initially I was responding to the framed photographs in all of our homes. The ubiquitous, proud display of people and events often valued more in their absence than in their presence offered ripe material for glass paintings. The tension between the preciousness and fragility of human relationships, memory, and life in general continues to absorb me. Utilizing a variety of sources, the pictures I draw from are taken out of their original context, and the jumbled and layered images are recast and open to a new interpretation. Combining memory and fiction, the paintings hope to maintain a sense of continuity while conveying our attempts to preserve and process too much information, with too little time.