Notes

Lacking wings, we do what we can to open up our grounded place. In southern culture, words were primary in translating experience, but I find images have the power to reveal secrets and become an antidote to corrupted stories and games. The kick start for the  exhibition is "Some Tales," a set of nine mixed media works on paper from 2010 which began with two young women, new friends, reciting the alphabet each in their first language, one English and one Italian. Repeated efforts become a burst, a repetitive chorus bracketing images inspired by various dramatic details from two Caravaggio paintings reimagined and brought forward. Hold and release become narrative drivers. On the moniter,  a single detail from a Signorelli painting inspired an 11 minute digital narrative following a young woman who suffers a loss, then works to right the balance before the next sunrise.  Anchoring the show is a trianglular installation of "Lacking Wings II", five oval canvases where all the action takes place up in the air and a single earthy wooden presence sits on top, keeping the lid on. Across the room, differently hued ovals link up to convey repetition and interuption in a very diffent way, projecting forward or fading back, static, timeless, reassuring.