In January 2018, I was lucky enough to catch the opening of an excellent group show in Philadelphia, at the lovely Stanek Gallery, entitled ‘Disrupted Realism’. There had been a very interesting conversation on social media, initiated by curator and professor John Seed, attempting to define and discuss a certain direction (or perhaps many parallel directions with similar interests/aspects) in contemporary figurative/representational painting—out of this discussion, which sprawled on for hundreds and hundreds of comments from folks all over the world, came the term “Disrupted Realism”. It was a fantastic show, and featured many painters I deeply admire, including Catherine Kehoe, Justin Duffus, James Bland, Alex Kanevsky, Stephanie Pierce, Stanka Kordic, and many more.
I’m pleased to announce that there is a book coming out in 2019, by the same title, from Schiffer Publishing, written by John Seed, and I’m thrilled that my work will be included! There will be 38 artists total, as well as essays, and I can’t wait to see it. More details and links as the time for publication gets closer.