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Past Shows and Exhibitions

El Paseo Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Palm Desert, Ca.

Every two years Palm Desert juries sculpture for public art on El Paseo, seventeen pieces were selected and my piece "Cloudburst" was one of them. The piece deals with improbability-the improbability of a cloudburst on El Paseo.Like all weather systems "Cloudburst" is in constant flux. In daylight the cloud is prominent, and especially the way the light plays on the surface; at night the rain rods are more visible and take on a kinetic quality from the lighting and the cars passing. The rods are powder coated steel, and the cloud is urethane foam with a fiberglass membrane.

Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
El Paseo, Palm Desert, Ca.
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Face to Face

A series of seven 4'x4' portraits of freinds who are protecting the central figure Sabrina Verney, who died of cancer on November 12, 2014. She came to the opening, as did all the other sitters. 

Date: 
Friday, July 11, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, June 6, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Dore's Mountain Art Gallery, 28815,Hwy.243, Mountain Center, Ca.92561

Large-Scale Paintings and Drawings

The center piece of the show is a large (6'x24') sectinal painting of the mountains that surround Palm Springs. Each section covers part of the day and part of the range- as a whole the painting depicts dawn to dusk and spans a 360 degree landscape. I was influenced by early Italian landscape painting in the way the folds in the mountains and the changing light are painted.

A sectional drawing of a decomposed log is shown opposite the painting and focuses on similar themes: the passage of time and how that is reflected in the breakdown and abstraction of the image.

An inverted self-potrait hangs close to the ceiling at the end of the room. It is titled "Limbo" and is an expression of the ambiguity that infuses my work, sopmething which more and more I invite and celebrate.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 18:00 to Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 09:00
Location: 
Bill Anson Gallery, 2688 South Cherokee Way, Palm Springs, Ca92264

"Unmade"

 Most of the work included in this show is 2D with one large relief piece called "God Loves an Unmade Bed." This piece was shown at the Faculty show at Idyllwild Arts in September  of 2013 without the gold leaf patina, and then it had a different, more restrained connotation. Now it is a commentary on the power of religion to subvert and institutionalize devotion, and stultify our "imperfections" I also have to admit that I am drawn to religious iconography. So to summarize: ambiguity embedded in this piece. 

 Also in the show there is a drawing and a painting of a crashed car. These are visual records of the car that my two daughteres were driving when they lost control and rolled it up a bank on the side of the road. They were lucky to survive, and each piece is accompanied by their heartfelt recollections of the event.

 A large oil stick drawing of a house depicts the building in which I was raised as a child. The house's name was "St. Francis" which is ironic since this was such an unhappy place. I drew the skeleton of the house in darkness  because I wanted to remember it instinctively.

 A large drawing of 120,000 small figures has been ongoing for the past eighteen months and will be continued when the show is finished. This was a difficult process initially that became easier as I surrendered to the process. Surrender is not passive but still involves decisions, adjustments, however there is an overarching faith in the power of the images to self-create. 

 Connected to this drawing is a tranfer drawing of all the students in my highschool. The drawing is a journey of remembering-I pulled the students in to focus as I drew them, and those I couldn't, I left.

 

Date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 18:00 to Monday, June 30, 2014 - 18:00
Location: 
DCSA Gallery Space, 71-777 San Jacinto Drive, Suite 294 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Exhibition: "Dreams and Nightmares"

Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 12:30
Location: 
Boxcar Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.
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Rob Rutherford and David Reid-Marr

Date: 
Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 12:00 to Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 12:00

Artscape

Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 12:00
Event Type: