For the most part, I really like painting. I like having my hands covered in paint, and I feel the most fulfillment when I’m busy creating something. I like the satisfaction of seeing something evolve and come to life in front of me, and I even have brief instances of self-satisfaction in witnessing my own progress as an artist. BUT, I do *not* like looking at my finished paintings. Seeing them in completion makes me immediately panicky, anxious, and self-critical.
I’ve learned to overcome this by immediately sealing them in resin, wrapping them in newspaper, and quickly shipping them off to a far away gallery where I will no longer be able to examine all of their faults.
Sometimes though, there are paintings that for some reason or another I can’t finish. They hang on my walls in states of partial incompletion and mock me.
This is why collaborations are good. So thank you to Heidi Elise Wirz .
Here’s a sampling. The rest can be seen tomorrow night from 4 – 12 at the Goodfoot.
Also featuring work from Summer Hatfield, Heidi Elise Wirz,Anna Magruder, as well as some of my solo paintings and prints.