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Gary Bowling

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Résumé:

EDUCATION:

Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing, MFA thesis Participatory Devices in Art, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1974
B.S. in Art Education, Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, Missouri, 1970

SIGNIFICANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:

Artist in Residence at Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa, February 1997
Guest Artist and Workshop Leader for the New Masters Annual at the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia, March 1992
Yaddo fellowship, Painting residence at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York, Fall 1981 Chairman, Department of Art, Westmar College, LeMars, Iowa, Spring 1975 through Spring 1983

Lecturer on current trends in art as part of the Legacy of Modernism series sponsored by the Iowa Humanities Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Spring 1981
Instructor of Painting and Life Drawing at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1974 Free-lance architectural rendering, 1974 and 1975

Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Arkansas, Fall 1972 through spring 1974
Art instructor for the USD 446 Schools in Independence, Kansas, 1970-1972

EXHIBITIONS:
- From Dawn Till Dusk - Brunnier Art Museum April - July 2016 -Group Show, Leopold Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO - December 2015

- Fall Group Show, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK, October - November 2011
- Summer Shorts, Plein Air Smackdown, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, July - August 2011
- One Moment, Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO, June - August 2011
- Leedy Gallery Group, Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO, May 2011
- Annual Landscape Show, Olsen Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA, June - July 2011
- Valentine Show, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK, February 2011
- By The Light of the Night, Gallery KH, Chicago, IL, January - March 2011
- Painting in Place, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, December 2010 - January 2011 -Group Show,M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK, September - October 2010
- Silver Lining, The Citadelle Art Foundation, Canadian, TX, April and May 2010
- Gary Bowling - A Chance of Sun, Gallery KH, Chicago IL, April - June 2010
- New Work by Gary Bowling, Olsen Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA, April - May 2009 - Gary Bowling - Notes to Self - Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, June - July 2009
- Annual Landscape Show - Olsen Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA, May - June 2009
- Small Works, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK -- December 4th 2008 - January 2009
- Working on Paper, Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, IL -- January 2008

Shelter, Olson/Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, IA – November 1 – 30, 2008 September – National Landscape Show, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK – September 4 – October 1, 2008
Working on Paper, Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, IL -- January 2008
Not Just Landscapes, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL – December 2007 Gary Bowling—New Paintings, solo exhibit, Hyde Gallery, Springfield, Missouri -- Fall 2007
Summer Landscape Show, Olson-Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa -- May-July 2007 Still, solo exhibit at Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN -- December 2006 – January 2007
Obsessed with Weather, group exhibition, Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, September 2006 – February 2007
Trees, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, March 17 – April 29, 2006
The National Landscape Show, MA Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK, Fall 2005
Gary Bowling, Gallery 72, October 2005
Summer Landscapes, Olson-Larsen Gallery, June 2005
Gary Bowling: New Landscape, Steinway Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, May - July 2005 American Realism , M.A. Doran Gallery, Spring 2005
Background, Solo exhibition at Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, September 2004 New Landscapes, Olson/Larsen Galleries, Des Moines, IA, May 21 – July 30, 2004 Group Show, Olson/Larsen Galleries, Des Moines, IA, November - December 2003
Solo exhibition, Walnut Street Gallery/Gallery Bistro, Springfield, MO, October 2003 2003 National Landscape Exhibition, MA Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK, October – November 2003
30 Artists – 30 Years, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, June 2003
National Realism Show, Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK, May 2003
Gary Bowling, Steinway Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, May 2003
Solo exhibition, Olson/Larsen Galleries, Des Moines, IA, February 2003
National Landscape Exhibition, MA Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK, November 2002
Light of Places, solo exhibition at Lakes Art Center, Spirit Lake, Iowa, June - July 2002 Summer Exhibitions, New Work by Gary Bowling, Olson/Larsen Galleries, Des Moines, Iowa, June 2002
GARY BOWLING – New Landscapes, exhibition at M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK, March 2002
Group Exhibition, Hammon School of Architecture, Drury University, Springfield, MO, January 2002
Solo exhibition at Gallery Bistro and Walnut Street Gallery, Springfield, MO, October 2001
National Landscape Invitational, MA Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK, October 2001
New Work by Gary Bowling and David Bowling, exhibition at Gallery 72, Omaha, NE, September 2001
Summer, exhibition at Walnut Street Gallery, Springfield, MO, June – July 2001 Summer Landscape 2001, group exhibit at Olson/Larsen Galleries, West Des Moines, Iowa, June 29 – August 2001
5 Landscape Painters, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, June 2001
Solo exhibition at Steinway Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, March through April 2001

Landscape and Place , group exhibition at M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, September-October, 2000
Six Artists, group exhibit at Morgan Gallery, October 2000
Gary Bowling, exhibition at Olson/Larsen Gallery, October 2000

Skyscapes and Landscapes: the Ever-changing Loess Hills, group exhibition, the Cultural Center of the Loess Hills, Moorhead, IA, July 14 – September 3, 2000
Gary Bowling, exhibition at First National Bank (exhibition managed by Sioux City Art Center), Sioux City, IA, May – June 2000

Land of the Fragile Giants, group exhibit, Interior Museum, Washington, D.C, January 2000
Gary Bowling, Carlos Ferguson, John Preston, exhibition at Olson-Larsen Galleries, West Des Moines, Iowa, October 15 – November 30, 1999

American Landscape, exhibition at M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK, October 1999
Two Views of Nature: Bowling and Sierra, exhibition at Gallery 72, Omaha, NE, May 13 – June 4 1999
Gary Bowling, exhibition at the Des Moines Club (exhibition managed by Olson/Larsen Gallery), Des Moines, IA May 14 – June 1999
Olson/Larsen 20th Anniversary Exhibition, group exhibit at Olson/Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, May 1999
Midwest Passage, solo exhibition, Witter Gallery, Storm Lake, IA, April, 1999
Gary Bowling, solo exhibition, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO, January 8 to March 6, 1999
Gary Bowling, solo exhibition, Goddard Gallery at SFCC, Sedalia, MO, October 1998 Shadows and Water: new work by Gary Bowling, van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, September 1998
Urban and Rural Landscapes, group exhibit at Olson-Larsen Galleries, West Des Moines, IA, July 11 – August 29, 1998
group exhibit at General Mills, Minneapolis, MN, June-July 1998
Gary Bowling – Midwestern Landscapes, solo exhibition, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK, June 1998
Gary Bowling Paintings, solo exhibition, Walnut Street Gallery, Springfield, MO, May1 – June 30, 1998
Contemporary American Landscapes, group exhibition, MA Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK, March 30 – April 30, 1998
New Paintings by Gary Bowling, Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, October, 1997
Art At Work, curated by John Neff from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, September, 1997
Reflections on Water and Light, solo exhibition of new paintings, Olson/Larsen Galleries, West Des Moines, IA, May 1997
Gary Bowling: new paintings and studies, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, January 7 - February 4, 1997
Midwestern Romanticism, traveling exhibition of landscape paintings. Catalog by John Arthur, March 1996 through 1997
Light Land: New Paintings by Gary Bowling, solo exhibition at the McMillan Memorial Library Gallery, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, November 20, 1996 - January 3, 1997.
Lecture, November 21, 1996

H. Gregor & G. Bowling Landscapes, two person exhibition at Gallery 72, Omaha, NE, September 27 - November 4, 1996
"Studies for Paintings", exhibition of studies for paintings by Gary Bowling at M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 1996

Our Artists, Walnut Street Gallery, Springfield, Missouri, November-December 1995 "On Paper", group exhibition at M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, October 1995
New Landscapes by Gary Bowling, Gallery 72, May, 1994 "Land of the Fragile Giants: Landscapes, Environments, and Peoples of the Loess Hills", traveling invitational exhibition sponsored by the Brunnier Art Gallery of Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 1994 and 1997

New Paintings by Gary Bowling, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 1993 and January 1994
Paintings by Gary Bowling, Central College, Pella, Iowa, October 1993
Harold Gregor, James Butler, James Winn, & Gary Bowling at Artworks Gallery, Peoria, IL, October/November, 1993

"Flowers and Gardens", Invitational Exhibition at the Olson/Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, Iowa, August 15 to September 15, 1993
"The Crested Butte Series: Paintings by Gary Bowling" Solo Exhibition of painting sponsored by the Keene Corporation, Crested Butte Art Center, Crested Butte, Colorado, July 12 to August 18, 1993

New Masters Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia, March through May 1992
"Close to Home: Artists with an Iowa Connection", a group exhibition from the collection of the Principal Group at Artzone in Des Moines, Iowa, June 14 through July 19, 1991

"Gary Bowling: New Painting" solo exhibition at the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis, MN, March 15 through April 19, 1991
"The Landscape in Art: New Traditions/Extended Meanings" selected works by contemporary Midwestern artists from regional corporate collections curated by Joseph Mella and sponsored by the Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois, February 2 through March 31, 1991

"The Eternal Horizon", traveling exhibition from the collection of the Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1990 through 1991
"Impressionism 1990", Walnut Street Gallery, Springfield,MO, November through December 1990

"Barnes/Bowling/McKibben/Patrick" group exhibition at Olson/Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA November 1990
"Contemporary Landscape: Paintings by Gary Bowling", Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa, September 1990

"Middle American Landscape: Bowling, Butler, and Jacobshagen", group exhibition, Southwest State University, Marshal, Minnesota, January 1990
"New Paintings by Gary Bowling", solo exhibition, Gallery 72, Omaha, Nebraska, October 1989

"New Perspective on Landscape", Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, September 8 through October 2, 1989
"Sun/Clouds/Rain", 3rd Annual Spring Invitational Show, Iowa State University, Lincoln

Gallery, sponsored by the ISU Credit Union, Ames, Iowa, May 1, 1989 through June 23, 1989
"Landscapes: European and American Perspectives", Carega Foxley Leach Gallery, Washington, D.C., April 27 through May 31, 1989

"Images from the Prairie: Urban and Rural", exhibition of work by Gary Bowling, Steven Herrnstadt, and Genie Hudson Patrick sponsored by the Iowa Humanities Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Waterloo Art Center, Waterloo, Iowa, April 2 through May 7, 1989

"Directions, Color, and Form", an exhibition of works by Gary Bowling, Warren Rosser, Robert Russell, and Wade Thompson, Spiva Art Center, Joplin, Missouri, October 1988 "Of Vapor and Denser Surfaces", solo exhibition organized by the Mitchell Museum, Brunnier Art Gallery, Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon, Illinois, November 1987 through January 1988, Brunnier Art Gallery at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, February through March1988

Solo Exhibition, Drury College Art Gallery, Springfield, Missouri, February 1988
"Of Vapor and Denser Surfaces", solo exhibition, Contemporary Landscape, Institute for Creative Arts, Fairfield, Iowa, May 17 - June 4, 1987
A Showcase of Iowa Artists, The Principal Corporate Center, Des Moines, Iowa, April 28 - May 22, 1987
Solo Exhibition, Batz/Lawrence Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, February 1987
"Rural and Urban Landscapes", at the Olson/Larsen Galleries , Des Moines, Iowa, October - November 1986
Solo Exhibition, Paducah Art Guild, Paducah, Kentucky, July 1986 "Prairie Vistas", group exhibition of paintings by Gary Bowling, Anne Burkholder, Hal Holoun, David Melby, and Jane Pronko, Joslin Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska May 27 through July 13, 1986
"Gary Bowling: New Paintings", solo exhibition, Gallery 72, Omaha, Nebraska, May 1986
"Midsummer Magic: September Song", exhibition of works by four artists, Batz/Lawrence Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, September 1985
Solo Exhibition, Friends Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 1984
"Air, Earth, and In-Between", Solo Exhibition Sioux City Art Center, catalog by SCAC and the Iowa Arts Council, Sioux City, Iowa, August through September 1983
"The Friends Gallery of the Minneapolis Art Institute", a exhibition displayed at the Lutheran Brotherhood Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 1982
"Paintings from a Studio at Yaddo", Solo Exhibition, Mock Art Gallery, Westmar College, LeMars, Iowa, April 1982
"American Art: The Challenge of the Land", Pillsbury Commemorative Exhibit, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1981
"Homage to the Hindenberg", installation piece on Westmar College campus as part of the "Legacy of Modernism" series, March 1981
Solo exhibition, Spiva Art Center, Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, Missouri, February 1980
Solo Exhibition, 100 watercolor illustrations to celebrate the epic opera, "The Ring of the Niebelung" by Richard Wagner, Weidler Art Gallery, LeMars, Iowa, Fall 1976

"Colleges of Mid-America Faculty Invitational", University of South Dakota Art Gallery in Vermillion, Fall 1975

COLLECTIONS:

3M Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota
AT&T, Chicago
Bank Administration Institute, Chicago, Illinois
Bank of America, Chicago, Illinois
Bank of America, Hong Kong, China
Bankers Trust, Des Moines, IA
Barrington Properties Corp, Barrington, IL
Bemis Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Brookdale Living Communities, Inc., Chicago, IL
Brunswick Corporation, Lake Forest, Illinois
Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Burlington Northern, Kansas City, Missouri
Cargill Corporation, Wayzata, Minnesota
CECO Corporation, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Children's Hospital of Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis MN
Chris Hurley & Associates, Chicago, IL
Chubb & Son, Inc., Chicago, IL
CitiCorp, Kansas City, Missouri
Coleman, Epstein, Bevlin & Co., Chicago, IL
Comptroller of Currency, Kansas City Field Office, Kansas City, Kansas ConAgra, Omaha, Nebraska
Coopers Lybrand, Omaha, Nebraska
Cooney & Conway, Chicago, IL
DAS Design, Chicago, IL
Dayton Hudson Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
Dean Witter Reynolds, Chicago, Illinois
Deloitte and Touche, Chicago, Illinois
DST Systems Inc. of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
Fairmont Hotel, Kansas City, MO
Fairview-Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN
F & M Marquette Bank, Minneapolis, MN
Farm Credit Service, St. Paul, Minnesota
Farm Credit Services, Omaha, NE
Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, West Des Moines, Iowa
F M C Corporation, Chicago, IL
Firestone - Agricultural Division, Des Moines, Iowa
First Bank Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota
First Data Systems, Omaha, Nebraska
Fuji Bank, Chicago
Gardner, Carton, and Douglas, Chicago, IL

Garlands of Barrington, Barrington, IL
GATX Corporation, Chicago, IL
Hallmark Cards, Inc., Fine Arts Collections, Kansas City, Missouri
Hawthorn Realty Group, Chicago, IL
Harza Engineering, Chicago, IL
Hazelden, Center City, Minnesota
Heller International, Chicago, IL
Hewlett Packard, Chicago, Illinois
Hyatt/ResCorp, Chicago, Illinois
H & R Block, Kansas City, Missouri
Inman Fitzgibbons and Assoc, Chicago, IL
Iowa Bankers Association, Johnston, IA
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Keene Corporation, Omaha, NE
Kemper Funds Collection, Chicago, IL
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas
Jostens, Incorporated, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Laureate Psychiatric Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota
Manufacturers Bank, Chicago, IL
Marion Health Center, Sioux City, Iowa
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Maytag Corporation, Newton, Iowa
McDonald's Corporation, Corp. Offices & Hamburger University, Chicago, Illinois Merrill-Lynch, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Midwest Energy Company, Sioux City, Iowa
Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance, St. Paul, Minnesota
Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa
Multifoods International, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Myers- Baker, Inc, Chicago, IL
Nelson Kelly Design Studio, Chicago, IL
Northrup King Company, Golden Valley, Minnesota
Northwestern Bell, Omaha, Nebraska
Northwestern National Life Insurance, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Norwest Banks, Hopkins, MN; Minneapolis, MN; Omaha, NE; Fort Dodge, IA; Sioux City, IA; West Des Moines, IA
Norwest Card Services, West Des Moines, Iowa
Ozark Mountain Bank, Branson, Missouri
Pella Rolscreen Windows Company, Pella, Iowa
PepsiCo, Itasca, Illinois
Pillsbury, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pioneer/Hibred International, Des Moines, Iowa
Piper, Jaffrey, Hopwood, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, Iowa
Richard Young Memorial Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois
St. Johns Hospital, Springfield, Missouri
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Chicago, Illinois
Sears Merchandise Group, Chicago, IL
Shazam, Des Moines, IA
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa
Skyline Funds, Chicago, IL
SPRINT, Kansas City, MO
Stein, Ray, and Conway, Chicago, IL
Target, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Private Bank, Chicago, Illinois
Travelers' Express, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Twentieth Century Investors, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri
Union Pacific, Omaha, NE
United Airlines, Chicago, IL
U.S. West Communications, Des Moines, Iowa
United Health Care, Chicago, IL
United Missouri Banks – Kemper Collection, Kansas City, Missouri University of Iowa Hospitals, Project Art, Iowa City, Iowa
University of Iowa Psychiatric Hospital, Iowa City, IA
University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, MO
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
Van Den Bergh Foods Co., Chicago, Ill
. Varlen Corporation, Naperville, Illinois
Vedder Price Kaufman and Kammholz, Chicago, IL
Vorys, Sader, Seymour, and Pease, Columbus, OH
Wells-Fargo, Des Moines, IA
Willmar Community College, Willmar, Minnesota
Yellow Freight, Kansas City, MO

PUBLICATIONS Include:

Lela Gilbert and Ellen Bak, Lit by the Sun, copyright 2001, published by Carpe Diem Books, Portland, Oregon
New American Paintings, The Open Studios Press, August 1997
Profile of Gary Bowling, Painter of the Highway, video interview for People of the Ozarks, by Kent Boyd, KYTV-NBC

Listed in Who's Who in American Art beginning with the 18th edition Arthur, John, Midwestern Romanticism, exhibition catalog, copyright 1986, Springfield, IL Art Association
Mutel, C.F., Swander, M., and Pohlman, L.L., Land of the Fragile Giants: Landscapes, Environments, and Peoples of the Loess Hills, exhibition catalog, published for the Brunnier Art Museum at Iowa State University by the University of Iowa Press

Stegmaier, Mark, "Gary Bowling", American Artist Magazine, May 1988
Of Vapor and Denser Surfaces exhibition catalog, copyright 1987, John R. and Eleanor R. Mitchell Foundation, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Couper, John, "A Sense of Place", In...Joplin Magazine, October 1986
Air, Earth, and In-Between exhibition catalogue, copyright 1983, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa
New Art Examiner, June 1983 and December 1984 

Statement:

When people see my paintings, I assume they see them as “landscape paintings” and “representational” in some way. They might consider that my paintings are a continuation of great landscape traditions. I am guessing that a fair number of viewers, those with more than a passing interest in formal and expressive aspects of composition or in material aesthetics, will look carefully at how each painting is structured – the application and interplay of color, the apparent arrangement of masses and forces in the composition, etc. (However, I believe that the viewer’s response to an art work is not dependent on a mechanical analysis of abstract compositional features. In fact, I think the viewer’s aesthetic response might even be impaired by such analysis -- but that is a tangent that I haven’t really resolved in my own mind.)

Qualities of color and pattern as well as the physical aspects of paint provide enormously satisfying opportunities for exploration while I am painting. However, they are mainly vocabulary and tools I use to evoke the sensuous qualities of light and atmosphere in the landscape, and to articulate the sense of place I am trying to come to grips with.

If you were to ask me “What important feature of much of your painting are viewers most likely to overlook?”, I would answer “That I paint backgrounds.” I usually avoid including objects in my compositions that might be identified as dominant subjects. For example, when a person is included in a composition, I feel that the painting becomes about that person. Everything else is subordinated to the service of that person’s story – everything is “background” for that person’s story. Hence, I seldom include people in my paintings. The same is generally true of animals or cars.

I read an article by Marshall McLuhan (the media and culture philosopher who contended that the means of communication had more impact than the information itself) in which he expressed the view that a primary purpose of art was to make visible that which has become invisible. That was thirty five years ago or so. I was young, encountering lots of new and interesting ideas, full of myself, and I almost overlooked McLuhan’s observation. But that simple idea got stuck in my head and, in time and after a fashion, became a primary principle guiding my work. I came to “landscape” because it suggested an almost universal set of environmental experiences that we share; it already had a well developed set of conventions that were generally understood within our culture; and so much of it was overlooked or relegated to the status of “background” suitable for framing important events. It was generally just invisible. Much of my work has been an exploration leading to art where background is the subject. I prefer to think of my pieces as including only one person, the viewer who is encountering the painting. I expect each of my paintings to engage the viewer by reawakening and clarifying environmental experiences that are often overlooked. I find my subjects in shadows on highways, light filtering through a windbreak, demarcations separating public and private property, early morning stillness, patterns that contrast natural with human cultivation, … I have an intuition that often amounts to little more than a few references ideas and some vague essences that I am trying to clarify as I begin each painting. In some ways, a finished piece is a record of my attempt to make visible an essence that seemed just beyond reach when I began. The process of creating one painting may lay the ground work for a series of painting ideas that seem worthy of further consideration that I can test against that beacon suggested by McLuhan, make visible that which has become invisible.

 

 

 

 

 


    
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