Solo Show at Galerie Schuster and Scheurman, Berlin
This body of work depicts the architecture and natural wonders in and around Death Valley, Panamint Valley and Amargosa Valley, California. At once beautiful and foreboding, the desolate and mysterious landscape, dotted by mining structures and architectural ruins, suggest a beauty whose extreme nature has pushed humanity back beyond its borders. The desert that once supported towns filled with miners in search of borax, salt and gold, is left only with visitors exploring and re-exploring this vast landscape.
There is a quietness involved in these paintings, displaying the timeless quality of the valley in stark contrast to the tenuous nature of human architecture. Inside fields of color reflected in the desert landscape, these drawings of mining structures and abandoned towns are covered with gestural markings that suggest the quiet and erratic environment of the Death Valley area.
Opening Reception - Friday, November 11th, 2005
November 11th - December 23rd