Three Degrees of Separation

Paintings, 2015

The small scale drawings and paintings in "Three Degrees of Separation" are allegorical visual representations of the artist's examination and reflection of beauty, reality (or unreality) and human conflicts across the globe. The art works provide an intersection for questioning reality. There are three realms within the exhibition, "Dreams", "Collateral Damage" and "Targets".

The first grouping is "Dreams", which allows the artist to explore the sumptuous application of paint, and allow fantasy to permeate the visual language of the paintings.

In the second grouping "Collateral Damage", the reality of the human condition comes crashing into the storytelling, setting up an alarm - what's going on here? Images of Nagasaki, the war in Afghanistan and the Sudanese child armies change the tenor and mood of the installation.

The third group, "Targets", provides a bridge between the first two. The group of paintings are symbolic and give the viewer a way to connect the dots, to reach an understanding that the world is full of complex ideologies, with beauty, nature and human nature competing, yet finding levels of existing together.

- Nancy Whitenack

Director, Conduit Gallery

Dreams

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Why?, acrylic on canvas, 2012,  8" x 10"

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Original (Sin), acrylic on canvas, 2014, 17" x  11"

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The Pair, acrylic on canvas, 2012, 8" x 10"

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Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, acrylic on canvas, 2012, 8" x 8"

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Decoy, acrylic on canvas, 2012, 8" x  10"

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The Pear, acrylic on canvas, 2012, 8" x 10"

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Pyramid, acrylic on canvas, 2015, 14" x 11"

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Completion---Peace, acrylic on canvas,2014, 17" x  11"

Collateral Damage

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Nagasaki, colored pencil and ebony pencil, 2014, 21" x  28"

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Public Enemy #1, colored pencil and ebony pencil, 2014, 21" x  28"

''Woven Into the Fabric of My Life - 1915'' ebony pencil and prismacolor 2015 13'' x 19''.

Woven Into the Fabric of My Life - 1915, colored pencil and ebony pencil, 2015, 13" x  19"

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Past - Present - Future, colored pencil and ebony pencil, 2015, 13" x  19"

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War Dance, colored pencil and ebony pencil, 2015, 13" x  19"

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Zoned, acrylic on canvas, 2014, 4" x  5"

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WOMD, colored pencil and ebony pencil, 2014, 21" x  2"

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Shark Tank, acrylic on canvas, 2015, 8" x  8"

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GMO, acrylic on canvas, 2015, 11" x  14"

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Shaman, acrylic on canvas, 2015, 11" x  14"

''Babes in the Woods'' 2014 12'' x 12'' acrylic.jpg

Babes in the Woods, acrylic on canvas, 2014, 12" x  12"

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Remember, acrylic on canvas, 2015, 12" x  12"

Targets

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Sweet Taste of Victory, acrylic on canvas, 2015, 13" x  19"

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Shadow in the Valley, acrylic on canvas, 2014, 12" x  12"

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Grapes of Wrath, acrylic on canvas, 2014, 12" x  12"

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Camouflage, acrylic on canvas, 2014, 12" x  12"

''Survival (Shadow Chaser)'' 2014 11'' x 17'' acrylic.jpg

Wolves, Arrow,Ram, acrylic on canvas, 2014, 11" x 17"

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Zeroed In, acrylic on canvas, 2014, 11" x  17"

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Choose Your Battle, acrylic on canvas, 2014, 4.5" x  29"

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Roaming With the Pairs, acrylic on canvas, 2014, 12" x  12"