› Sat, 06 Sep 2014
Welcome to The Multiverse!
Here is the first piece from my new series. It’s called Creation. I made the work for a show of non-objective art, but found myself drawn into the endless possibilities of the multitude of layers i was using in my "digital glazing" process to create the final piece. Thus The Multiverse series was born. Every choice I make while “painting” my images creates a new reality. Sometimes these choices are discarded, sometimes they are archived for later use and sometimes they become the starting point for other images. In the case of this series I have decided to follow the various paths, stopping along the way to share on occasion. Unlike most of my print works which are offered in small limited editions, all of the works in this series will be unique. Each piece in the series will begin with the final layered working image from the piece before. The idea being that every choice, action or thought creates a new world and its own reality. The Multiverse is my attempt to illustrate the multitude of possibility in the world. There is never just one way to lead your life. There is never just one outcome for any situation.
This piece is printed on aluminum at 40 inches in diameter. The pieces in the series will vary in size and perhaps shape as well.
› Wed, 16 Jul 2014
God is in the details or is it the devil? (detail from Winter Light)
Spent a tedious day reviewing my newest image pixel by pixel preparing it for proofing on aluminum. Since many of my images are much larger than the computer monitor I create them on, the last step before sending something out for final printing is zooming into the image and going over the information pixel by pixel to make sure there are no rogue elements hiding out waiting to reveal themselves at a most inconvenient and sometimes heartbreaking moment.
As can be seen in the images above, this detail from Winter Light looks perfect until you zoom in at a ratio of at least 1:1( the lower left of the first image is seen in the macro below) where a line of pixels is revealed that need to be corrected.
It’s a tedious process but absolutely necessary to insure a quality print.
› Thu, 19 Jun 2014
Beach House in Brookline
Here Beach House from the Sky series is installed in a private home with traditional decor in Brookline MA. The architectural details, ornate pattern work and color palette of the piece provide a harmonious echo of the traditional details of the home blending the contemporary format of the unframed piece printed on aluminum with the traditional setting.
› Tue, 20 May 2014
detail from Pretend (30" circle, digital print on aluminum)
I am very pleased to announce that my piece, Pretend is being included in Out There: I Do, a very special exhibition celebrating marriage equality during West Hollywood’s Pride Month festivities. The show is at Gallery 825 (825 N. La Cienega Blvd in West Hollywood) opening on Friday June 6th 6:00-9:00 PM and continuing on through June 13th.
Pretend is from my current series of work, The Space Between the Trees, which explores our relationship with the spirit and patterns of the natural world and the inherent power within the transitional or limenal spaces of the universe for change and growth.
› Mon, 14 Apr 2014
The New Baroque at Gallery 825
The show runs until April 18. Gallery talk this Wednesday at 6:30 PM.
From the LA WEEKLY
West Hollywood’s Gallery 825 invited nearby gallerist and colleague Martha Otero to jury its florid spring group show this year – and found no media left behind… the gallery presents three small but salient solo installations by members Keiko Inoh, Robert Nelson and Osceola Refetoff. Inoh’s unique 3-D light projection shadow-puppet cities, Nelson’s advanced classical draftsmanship applied to subversive subjects, and Refetoff’s complex constructed images of memory and decay of the wild Wild West (or at least our idea of it) together form a poetically and psychically aligned counterpart to the optical cornucopia tumbling through the main gallery. —Shana Nys Dambrot (@shananys) “Things To Do: 5 Exciting Things to Do in L.A. This Week for $10 or Less.”, LA Weekly
› Sun, 30 Mar 2014
A Walk in the Woods
Barely half an hour from my home in Los Angeles, there are woods. Woods with big trees and waterfalls…and mountains. I drive by them all the time and see them from a distance, but despite living here for 25 years I’d never actually set foot in them. On thursday I went for a walk in the woods with my friend Sunja and her son Elijah. A perfect place for collecting images to use as source material for my current work, I plan to return soon.
At present I am working on several panoramic images for The Space Between the Trees series. This is rare for me. I tend to work in a vertical or a square format. I really have no idea why, but horizontals are rare. Extreme horizontals are unheard of. That however seems to no longer be true. Funny that such a vertical subject as trees would have inspired me to “branch out”.