Gallery and Studio View
In 1996 we moved from the Paris suburb of Montreuil to Brooklyn, New York .
The motor for the change had been my wife Lucy's need to return to the US, but I soon found found my own rational for the return.
I planned a body of work to accompany this move, and wrote some grants around what I called the The Painted Place. The central thesis being that art encodes the place of it's making into its' form, rather than just in it's content.
In the pictures here you can see a pivotal passage between narrative and abstract structure, which I associate with the shift between the French and the American cultural space.
The work was shown at the Garces y Velasquez Gallery in 1997.