Friday, May 29, 2009

New Statement

that is more concise than the normal rambling.....

Through countless hours of observing moving water, this work uses formal complementary elements
to build dialogues about observation, movement, and pathfinding.

No matter what I am doing, three challenges always arise.

1. What do I genuinely see in front of me, and how do I represent it
with marks that will map what's been revealed?

2. Is there a break in the regularity that illuminates, by contrast, the uniformity of chaos
and the disorder of repetition?

3. Does any of this dictate a specific path to be followed, and just how far can I really see?

I hope to achieve universality through investigation of the specific subject/phenomenon
of moving water, both through it's observed appearance and my own interaction with it.
The research allows me to build a cycle of metaphors that include
art as water
water as life
life as art

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Gallery Talk on Thursday, May 7 at 2:30 pm

in conjunction with the show at FDU in Teaneck.

I'll give a brief talk about the work hanging in the gallery at University Hall, focusing on content and intention, then we'll move downstairs to the studio for a brief demonstration on the techniques used to make the work.

This talk is geared toward the art students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson, but other people will be welcomed.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Lam Khong at Jaz B Studios in Denver

Lam was one of four house mates in Corciano, Italy in the fall of 2003. From that time, when I first met Lam, up to the present, his work has been relevant and inspirational. He achieves relevance without the (seemingly required in the art world today, or at least the articles) irony, by acknowleding both the temporal nature of humanity as well as it's beauty. He subjugates himself to the work, allowing the awesome to shine through, inspired by the long history of Christian painting, without lapsing into dogmatism.

Lam's work preserves pure curiosity and wonder about both physical and metaphysical ponderings through a human gaze upon the natural world. If you have an opportunity to see the work in person, it is surely worth the effort. You may rediscover a feeling of awe. You may not look at the world the same again.