2020 JASON McCOY GALLERY, New York, NY, Drawing Challenge IV, VII, and VIII, Online Exhibitions

2019 | |


During the COVID-19 Quarantine in May, June, and July 2020 I exhibited drawings Geo cycle, 2019, Cutout, 2008, and Night Atlas, 2009 at the JASON McCOY Gallery, New York in the Drawing Challenge IV, V, and VIII on line exhibition.



In May my drawing titled Geo Cycle, 2019, Graphite, Color pencil and Graphite on Fabriano Paper, 51 x 62 inches was included in response to an excerpt from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.



“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth
find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -
the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
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Here is my statement about this artwork.
My work is drawn from light and color found in Dutch and Icelandic landscapes. Geometry and gestural marks provide the syntax through which I pinpoint geography and celestial space. 



I draw to investigate ideas of cartography, memory, and place as meditations on cinematic light, charting space with sign and symbol, to create what I call nocturnes. 



I aim to chart the intricacies of the evolution of place, when a place is “full of wonder.” Iceland’s skies’ silent, yet inexplicable, rhythmic qualities remain palpable to me. While there, I search for the moments that light seems to document the ephemeral, transcendent moments which exist in the liminal spaces between the sky and earth.