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Haptic Splendour

Recently I’ve returned to making paintings using the structures of opulent, historic European architectural spaces. Originally designed as theatrical displays of status by wealthy aristocrats and bourgeoisie, these sites provide entertainment, fantasy and pleasure for touristic consumption. As painter I can immerse myself in a haptic exploration of deep space that satisfies the former dancer …

Flow_stage: Works from the Permanent Collection

See paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from our Permanent Collection that “flow” in different ways. Our world is marked by the ever-present movement of peoples, products, and ideas over vast distances and at rapid speeds. These movements and transmissions dictate the limits of life, the energetic potential of nature, the dynamics of economies, and the transformative …