I was included in this group exhibition juried by Peter Williams at The Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI. April 10 - May 24, 2015
Painting in 2015 is characterized by its inclusiveness of genres, styles, aesthetics, concepts, materials, and processes. There is no single direction, but multiple vectors of highly energetic artistic expression. The result is a continuing flowering of independent, eclectic, and significant art works that characterize the American art scene.
Contemporary painting is unabashed about borrowing, whether using and referencing elements form classical painting for design or integrating found materials. Some streams of painting have adopted the punch of graphic design used in commercial advertising. Other streams emphasize strong personal visions and narratives or broader culture events as a focus for powerful imagery. Subject matter is anything about which the artist feels passion and significance.