Gallery Affiliations: Robert Berman Gallery
Region: Pacific Coast
My work embraces the perverse through sarcasm, cliché, and shallow one-liners. I blanket my surfaces with escape-inducing imagery. These paintings are inviting—much like the familiarity of a Hallmark card—as they take the viewer to an intimate and potentially uncomfortable place. The work creates a sense of nostalgia while adopting the current notion of beauty. Mimicking how our culture focuses its energy, I constantly get lost in the painting’s surface rather than it’s depth.