2011: An Essay by Richard Shiff

Richard Shiff and I were colleagues when I was teaching at The University of Texas at Austin. I admire how he writes in a way that satiates the art historians’ and theorists’ intellectual needs while engaging lay people and stimulating artists. After hearing Richard speak, I always felt like running to my studio and painting. He liked my work over the years, so I contacted him when I heard he would be visiting Florida State University (where I am a Professor of painting) as the 2010 Distinguished Speaker for the Art History Department’s annual symposium. He visited the studio and saw some of my new paintings. Since the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida, was publishing a catalog for my upcoming exhibition, I asked him if he would consider writing about my work. He was particularly taken by my new water painting and asked if he could focus on those… as a result, he contributed the essay, Catching Up With The Instant, for which I am most grateful. A pdf of it can be downloaded below.

ShiffEssay

15FluidWatersMorning

“Fluid Waters: Morning” (WA) 18″ x 24″, 2010

FluidWatersAfternoon

“Fluid Waters: Afternoon” (WA) 18″ x 24″, 2010

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