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a lesson in fine detail 2008 ref 070 - 7" by 5"

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Comment by Resident Curator on June 19, 2012 at 10:24pm

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I love the irony of this little piece.  The preciousness of its scale and complexity is a wonderful foil to the ubiquitous studio subject.   It exhibits a sparkling presence with its reflective details and candy red ground.  I also find it sardonically humorous that the only area that reveals it to be hand painted is the actual lettering on the label- from the smoothly softened cast shadows to the chalky white cap.  It really is a little jewel of a painting. Your entire body of work exhibits a masterful stylistic realism, seemingly only slightly modified by subjectivity towards the subjects. Many of your works appear to be faithful translations of photographs, from the frozen action (in paintings like Girls Night Out and Michael Phelps) to the alternating formal posing (Jordan Order and Boston Family). But I am most attracted to the pieces entitled Spinning the Web and Make Mine a Double, as they exhibit a similar wry look at the very practice and tradition of art making itself, and are intelligently referential paintings for painters.

Comment by Laurel Sternberg on June 23, 2011 at 2:41am
The glass and the background are beautiful
Comment by Derek McGowan on April 26, 2009 at 11:25pm
i try
you guys are great
Comment by An'Angelia Thompson on April 23, 2009 at 8:39pm
It's amazing to me that you can get so much detail on a 7" x 5" surface! Awesome!

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