In my solo show TAKING MEASURE (Celebrating the City), which opens in New York next week, my work explores the grids and patterns found in cities around the world, from Sao Paolo and Hong Kong to New York and San Francisco. The playful interaction between collage and paint speaks to the layers of narrative found in the urban environment and hints at the lives of the people within the tapestry of high-rise buildings. My collage material is old street posters from cities around the world – each fragment has its own story which is woven in with the painted layer.
Concrete Jungle (Sao Paolo) 48” x 48” explores the urban density of Brazil’s biggest city. The following images show the stages this painting went through during the six weeks of its “construction”.
TAKING MEASURE (Celebrating the City)
October 5th - 17th (Opening reception October 5th 6-8 pm)