Artist Talk in El Museo's Galerias about my residency project Las Mujeres De Abril and the 1965 Revolution in DR. This body of work references a tradition of artists (Goya, Picasso, and George Grosz) who created images of war and aggression. I will be talking about the aftershock of revolutions, and how Artists can explore and unpack history to create images that communicate knowledge and stories that affect change. The images can also shift the viewer's perceptions about current events.
I am exhibiting four works , three created during my JCAL residency, of the new series "Park Views-The Urban Bucolic" a series of mixed media drawings that celebrate the beauty and (dis)order of our urban parks.
Artist Residency at JCAL working on the "Park Views- The Urban Bucolic" cityscape series that document specific NYC parks in all their beauty and history.
This residency will allow me the opportunity to return to the landscape to explore an ongoing preoccupation with the pastoral in art, as an idealized image of place.
Warrior Women Dance, oil on paper, depicts historic African American women of the 20th century.
Detail of "Warrior Women Dance"
On exhibit is a large format mixed media drawing "Delirious New York" and a medium size oil painting "Afloat", each dealing with the affective impact of change in urban environments.