Get Up Get Down

  • 2016
  • Lisa Sette Gallery

 

Get up Get Down opens April 23, 2016 at Lisa Sette Gallery
For more information contact Lisa Sette Gallery here

My Freedom consists in my moving about within the narrow frame that I have assigned myself for each one of my undertakings. I shall go even further: my freedom will be so much greater and more meaningful, the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees oneself from the chains that shackle the spirit. 

– Igor Stravinsky, Boston, 1940, Quoted by Bridget Riley

The foundation of my studio practice is an ever-evolving exploration of color and pattern. Studying weavings, quilting, and modern art, I am interested in pushing visual elements to their limits. The resulting paintings expose tensions between the living surface created by bold patterning and the constraints of the two-dimensional surface on which they exist.