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The New Narrative: 2020-2022

“The New Narrative" paintings, done during the pandemic, continue utilizing a time line for compositional arrangement that I employ in my more abstract images.  In this continuation of my series "Little Richard's Almanac", the information or data which is represented is organized top to bottom and back to front to signify subject matter’s relationship to each other’s location on the historical timeline. The tradition within painting’s golden age hold the forms of portrait, landscape and still life and are intentionally referenced through similar types of subject matter and made from similar materials but updated with contemporary color and light. The shift or oscillation from the previous abstract work, which included the same sorts of data like history, myth, mass culture and science, to works containing more realism nourishes my curiosity about the direction of my painting practice and offers new audiences, uninitiated to my abstraction, an opportunity to join the discourse.  These works are destined to be coupled with a related 3D printed or augmented reality representation shown along side the paintings.  I am considering the distance between historically traditional modes of representation like oil painting and one's ability to shift that work into an updated counterpart utilizing new technologies.

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