2014: Martin Museum of Art


The Martin Museum of Art (on the campus of Baylor University) in Waco will be hosting two concurrent solo shows: James Surls and me! Surls will have his large sculptures and drawings in Gallery 1 and I will have many of my large, on-site multi-panel paintings (from FL, GA, WA & NH) in Gallery 2 in a show I titled TIME SENSITIVE.

Surls is a quintessential Texas artist who makes bold works and I am particularly excited about this show and the juxtaposition of our works because I have been a huge fan of both his monumental sculptures and drawings since I first saw them back when I was in high school. While our works are very different on the surface, I have always felt a strong connection to his work, his aesthetics, his process and the materiality of his pieces…I am a maximalist 2-D, colorful version of him, or something like that…I hope.


“Webbed Woods” (WA) 36″ x48″

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Below are two small png (like pdf) links to download more information about the artists in the show:

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2014: “A Mysterious Clarity: 2.0”


“Autumn Bursts” (NH) diptych 60″ x 96″, 2008


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“Stained Glass Woods” (WA) triptych 48″ x132″

This was the decade anniversary of our inaugural exhibit at 621 Gallery in Tallahassee in 2004!…we are getting better with age-or at least our paintings are:)

2014: “A Transfer of Spirit”

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There is a nice exhibition catalog with an essay by Roger Winter that was produced for the show A Transfer of Spirit at Kirk Hopper in Dallas . It is available for purchase through Kirk Hopper’s webpage http://www.kirkhopperfineart.com


“Palms” and Fronds” (FL) 60″ x 48″. This is the painting Roger selected to include in the exhibition & catalog. I also know it is a favorite of both John Alexander and Melissa Miller.

2014: “A Way of Remembering”

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“Old Hemlock & Maple Mossy Arches” (WA) Diptych 48″ x 72″, 2012

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A Way of Remembering March 4 – 29, 2014 Twelve female abstract painters whose art demonstrates a loose, active brush, curated by Elaine Taylor. ARTIST: Suzan Cook, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Cynthia Hammett, Mary Clay Hernandez, Julie Lazarus, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Teri Muse, Harmony Padgett, Winter Rusiloski, Charlotte Seifert, Jennifer Stufflebeam and Mary Vernon.

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“Cadmium Carnival” 30″ x 24″

“These paintings by twelve artists are loosely based on the landscape. The artists explore and explode the structure of land and architecture, the order of the universe, the poetry of place. They convey snippets of time and the intersections of life in their rawest forms of color, line and shape. Each artist works in an abstracted method of painting; taking the original source image and breaking it down into gestural brush strokes, broad swaths of color, drips, edges and lines. A new visual space is created in which the experience of the artist is recorded in energetic marks that speak of passion, and of the moment, frozen and then thawed. The resulting images both evoke the landscape and belie it, taking the viewer into an inner landscape of thought and memory.” –Elaine Taylor


“Trunk Pillar” (WA) 48″ x 30″


DETAIL of top middle right section of “Trunk Pillar” (WA)

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 7.21.42 PM VALLEY HOUSE GALLERY  opened its 60th Anniversary exhibition on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4. Congratulations to the Vogels on their amazing accomplishment. So proud that I have been showing with them since 1992! Below is an image of the work they included in their catalog for the show that can be ordered by contacting the gallery at    gallery@valleyhouse.com.

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“Water Lily Island” FL 24″ x 24″, 2014


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“Palmetto Brush” (FL) 2009, 48″ x 36″ Private collection

I was excited about having one of my Florida on-site paintings being included (and sold) in the Phillips Auction House Gallery’s show Latin America in NYC.

“Phillips is the destination for international collectors to buy and sell the world’s most important contemporary works of art. By focusing specifically on the defining aesthetic movements of the last century, we’ve set ourselves apart as the most dynamic and forward-thinking auction house”. It has the most active, contemporary focused Latin American Art Department of the auction houses so it is a great honor to have work included in this curated show and catalog since it is one of the most far reaching and respected of its kind and it contextualized my work with major international Latin American artists. Having my painting hung next to important Cuban artists such as Rene Francisco (middle), Kcho (far right-image below) and Carlos Garacioa (bottom photo, bottom right) and seeing how well it fit with their work –how at home it looked- made me realize that my Cuban identity, while rather assimilated into American culture, was intact & important and that my work does has a place within the continuum of Cuban Art.

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Phillips produces large, beautiful full catalogs of all of the selected featured works in their various auction exhibitions and those catalogs are used by art collectors and curators as reference books on that show’s subject . You can purchase a catalog at: