Onset Woman, 43.5 x 33.5 framed acrylic on canvas
Art is a way of making sense of the world. These days we are assaulted by a vortex of images depicting national and global crises, from the COVID 19 pandemic to racial and economic injustice; from the insurrection against our democracy to geopolitical instability; from climate change to the economics of people on the move. People disappear. Places disappear. Businesses, homes, cultural institutions disappear. How do we understand it?
My current painting series is titled MIGRANTS. It is an idiosyncratic meditation about people on the move, their psyches fragmented, their bodies adrift in an unstable world. Are we safe?
Onset Woman shows a figure engulfed in yet confronting the myriad challenges. Hierarchical, resolute, reaching out she senses the way forward. What can we do?
The values we need are in our evolution, our DNA. We have only to summon them and to move to action, responsibility, openness, tolerance and healing.
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Mosesian Center for the Arts Show Watertown MA We the People, 2020
Newton Art Association show at Piano Craft Gallery Boston, 2020
Mosesian Center for the Arts show, Watertown MA Five star Regional, 2019 Honorable mention
Newton Art Association Annual Awards Show, 2017 Second prize
Motherbrook Center for the Arts, Dedham MA, 2017 Third Prize
Newton Free Library one person show, 2016
Newton Art Association James King Bonnar Show 2015, third prize
Kingston Gallery, Boston MA two solo shows, group shows, 1990-1994
Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian MS, competition, 1982
Museum of Fine Arts Alexandria, Egypt, group show, 1981
Ward-Nasse Gallery New York, NY, group shows, 1975-76
National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1982
Harvard University, Carpenter Center for the Arts—Teaching Assistantships with the eminent anthropologist Edmund Snow Carpenter and New York-based painter Harvey Quaytman, 1982-84
Mark Sirdevan Fine Arts/Conservation—Established and developed a successful art restoration business, 1994-2018.
BFA, School of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
MS, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA