"Still Waters" multi-media installation, The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2011

Solo exhibition explores the multifaceted components of water, a substance we are always in fear of having too much of or too little. The Rymer Gallery resides in a 19th Century Building with prominent steel columns. One task for the exhibition was to create sculptural paintings to encase the columns in water drops. The aluminum panels created a glass like yet impenetrable surface that was seductive, impossible to keep from touching. The panel design process would be used in subsequent exhibitions, their flexibility allowing for the coverage of almost any structure.

The mix of mediums push and pull the distinctions we make between the natural and the mediated. The “H2O” painting series is physical and personal, while the aluminum columns “Whispering Pause”, “Salty Wine” and “Curdled Tango”, are lush yet surface-less and unreachable. They reflect the plush mediated presentations we are used too, but actually possess little resemblance to the natural world. They represent both what we want and what we are missing.