One of the shows I’m participating in this summer is Meltdown, at Soyal Gallery in downtown Scottsdale. Bringing together the work of more that 30 emerging artists from around the planet, the exhibition takes aim at the mind-melting heat we experience every summer in Arizona.
For the occasion, I have produced a series of eight “paper paintings” — experimental compositions made of paper — that share a common geometric motif.
I approach making them the same way that I do with paint. I very much enjoy working with paper, and I believe that I do not do so enough. Paper gives me a bit of freedom to try out new shapes and color combinations. There’s vast opportunity to encounter “happy accidents” and explore them accordingly.
I also had fun generating titles for this set of new works, which share the word “meltdown.” Titles include Abstract Plastic Forest Meltdown, Alarmist Pharmacist Meltdown and Cape Canaveral Carnival Meltdown.
See for yourself at Soyal Gallery, 4200 N. Marshall Way, Suites 2 and 3, until August 12.