January 21 – February 19, 2012
WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center)
Located at the corner of Bedford, next to the Williamsburg Bridge:
135 Broadway, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211
« My work is a playful narrative of found objects. For the past few years, I have explored movement, translucency, and ‘evidence’ (wax rubbings of textures, letters, numbers, etc). I think of these narratives not so much as literal stories, rather they are wordless dialogues amongst historied objects, with drawn or physical lines and paint serving as intermediaries.
Nothing is ever not considered, particularly the surfaces I choose to work upon. The weight and character of various elements allow me to explore and exploit them…in the process creating unusual yet to me perfectly logical juxtapositions of things.
Found objects, paint, marks, rubbings….all are part and parcel of a vocabulary that define my artwork. Like a language I’ve developed from the age of two, artmaking is an extension of my everyday everything. Synonymous with my obsession of documentation, I love historied things. Each artwork combines old and new finds, in conjunction with paint, pencil, pastel, etc., to form a dialogue, a personal map. Due to using many common even functional objects, I believe every viewer brings their own associations to my artwork. I do not attempt to create a literal message or story.
I am in addition, an avid photographer, drawer, musician, and poet, all these activities play off of one another in no particular order, they merely inspire new ideas”. Gail Mitchell