BARELY VISIBLE #1
2018
acrylic on paper
12" x 15"


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BARELY VISIBLE #2
2018
acrylic on paper
12" x 15"


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BARELY VISIBLE #3
2018
acrylic on paper
12" x 16"


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BARELY VISIBLE #5
2018
acrylic on paper
12" x 15"


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BARELY VISIBLE #7
2018
acrylic on paper
14" x 20"


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BARELY VISIBLE #10
2018
acrylic on paper
14" x 20"


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BARELY VISIBLE #11
2019
flashe on board
16" x 11"


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BARELY VISIBLE #12
2018
flashe on board
24" x 36"


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BARELY VISIBLE #13
2018
flashe on board
18" x 24"


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BARELY VISIBLE #14
2018
acrylic on paper
19" x 30"


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BARELY VISIBLE #15
2018
acrylic on paper
14" x 20"


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BARELY VISIBLE #16
2018
acrylic on paper
22" x 30"


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STATEMENT
BARELY VISIBLE (CHELSEA ART GALLERIES), 2019-2018

For more than 40 years I have been a painter of people, looking closely at faces and what they reveal. Perhaps that’s why I found myself bemused when visiting Chelsea art galleries, where my encounters were no longer face-to-face. High walled reception areas, along with computer screens, blocked from view the faces of those working within these spaces. All one generally can see is the top of a head punctuating through these barriers. Using my own photographs as reference, I was inspired to paint this series of people who are barely visible.


Today, these images also act as visual metaphors, as we barricade ourselves from others so that we may survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Our computer screens providing us with social contact, mental and visual stimulation that we can no longer safely experience first hand in the world.