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TEXT IN THE CITY

Inspired by graffiti-charged NYC and the neighborhoods along the J train between Brooklyn and Queens, these architectural paintings combine wordplay, tracks, subway platforms, and fast moving cars into a rhythmic whole. Text is layered into the architecture of the city, embedding its culture and social history. Painted words are made up or found, bold and obscure, tucked into cracks, advertised, political as in “Watch the Gap” or “TURN LEFTist.” The work is marked by a realism at once steely and expressionist, forming a canvas in which contrasting elements, observed and imagined, geometric and organic, classical and industrial, are arranged  with bristling motion.

Domino Sugar

Domino Sugar

Oil on canvas 52" x 60"

The Party's in Brooklyn

The Party's in Brooklyn

Oil on canvas 52" x 60"

Alignment Repair

Alignment Repair

Oil on canvas 52" x 60"

Lube

Lube

52" x 60"

KEEP OUT

KEEP OUT

Oil on canvas 52" x 60"

GATES

GATES

Oil on canvas 60" x 52"

Watch the Gap

Watch the Gap

Oil on canvas 52" x 60"

Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Oil on canvas 60" x 52"

DEUCE

DEUCE

Oil on canvas 52" x 60"

Happy New Feminism

Happy New Feminism

Oil on canvas 52" x 60"

TURN LEFTist

TURN LEFTist

Oil on canvas 52" x 60"

B'WAY JUNCTION

B'WAY JUNCTION

Oil on Canvas 52" x 60"

Pulaski Bridge L.I.C.

Pulaski Bridge L.I.C.

Oil on canvas 52" x 60"

Watch the Gap

Watch the Gap

Pencil on paper 11" x 14"

Detour Left

Detour Left

Pencil on paper 20" x 26"

Shine

Shine

Pencil on paper 11" x 14"

EEP OUT

EEP OUT

Pencil on paper

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