Trouble with Time concerns the uncanny wonder, tensions, and traps of recalling one place while occupying another. New places recall past places. Forms meet forms as seamless or seamed in fusing simultaneous places into persuasive atmospheres. The airplane is not the ‘place’ between Mojave and St. Petersburg, but informs the seam.

Where plein air painting emphasizes immersion into a singular place, at least superficially, Trouble with Time examines multiple places and displacement. Observed forms, faithfully described, strain against weightless spaces of imagination.

Nostalgia is to memory what propaganda is to history. Mystery characterizes these paintings as memory negotiates a riddling contest between history and escape. This work’s full title is, Sun, Sugar, Shadow: Trouble with Time.
 
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