One show is the riotously antic, articulate show of paintings by Monica Aissa Martinez. This colorful, well-designed art seems to cavort through paper and canvas, with two humanoid abstractions (of assorted and combined cocktail glasses, beakers, squiggly lines) showing the convolutions of humans’ pairing-game. While whimsical, Martinez’s show is beautifully designed and painted, with a message built in – partnering may look hilarious, but it has serious, even threatening dimensions. – Roberta Burnett in a Special for the AZ Republic
Veronica and Greg drop into my studio on a Friday evening, in March. Veronica walks along the walls looking at work. She appears to be searching for something in particular. She explains she is interested in buying a wedding gift.
I recall a series I made a few years back that expresses the nature of relationship – the balance/imbalance of masculine and feminine energies. I open my flat file drawers and we look through work. I pull out a few small paintings. She likes two of them. Last week she decides which one she’ll take.
When is the wedding? I ask Veronica.
What a generous gift.
We want to give them something important and symbolic – something special. Art.
Thank you Greg and Veronica. The gesture is thoughtful and I appreciate my work being part of a grand day.
And to Heather and Andy – Happy Nuptials to the both of you.
synchronous – syn – “together,” – chronos – “time.”
– at the same time or frequency: simultaneous, in synch, in step
The blog posts titled No Woman is an Island acknowledge the people and/or organizations who support me and the work I do.
This small painting is part of a large series of works on paper and canvas titled → Relationships – the ebb and flow. I completed the body of work in 2007. One might say in the bigger picture I was questioning and studying relationship, while in the smaller picture I was trying to understand basic electronics.