Introspect, my upcoming solo exhibition, opens at Springfield College on March 3! The show will be up at Blizard gallery from March 3 to April 4 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 6 from 5-7 PM. The show features work from the past year, much of it dealing with my work in the National Parks. Bryce Canyon, Arches, Glacier Bay, Capitol Reef, Yosemite, and Isle Royale National Parks are all featured in these paintings. In the beginning of 2008, I also did a few pieces less place-specific but still with a similar sensibility as the others, and three larger pieces that celebrate the watercolor washes I have been using for a few years. Looking back all the way to my junior year in undergrad at UMass, I realized my constant interest in the way paint moves. I love how it pushes a fine line between control and lack of, and how the paint always seems to mimic natural and organic forms like topography, water, tree bark, seashells, and rock.
I love how an exhibition gives me a chance to get feedback and really step away and think about where my work is heading. Like any exhibition I've put together, there are pieces I consider successful and others I'm not as fond of, and I am interested to see if I will get the same response from the public. Quite often, viewers are drawn to work I am less happy with or don't pick up on the subtleties I feel connected to. I am really looking forward to a public response though, whether positive or negative.