Monthly Archives: September 2011

Milligan House Exhibition

hairband bouquet on the new table, watercolor, gouache, shellac, and oil on paper laid on panel, 2011

This Friday, September 23, you’re invited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Old Orchard church with an exhibition of art work at the Milligan House from 6-9 p.m.  I’m showing my most recent painting, pictured above, along with another painting from 2008.  This most recent painting features a piece from my collection of “interesting objects” made by my daughter Florence.  The almost-frontal view is familiar in my work, a circumstance where the illusion and reality of the painting threaten to snap together into the monotony of the painting as an object in the room.  I try to preserve, instead, a shallow space like a pool of pictorial space in which depiction can both sink and float.