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Clockwise from top left: “Sourpuss” 2016, oil on canvas, 56 x 72 inches “Prickly Things” 2016, oil on canvas, 72 x 56 inches “Blacklight” 2016, dye and oil on canvas, 72 x 56 inches

that when I return the next day I can see it freshly. Lately I’ve been making paintings in pairs. Each six feet tall, these duos aren’t quite diptychs, but are best hung together. Each pair takes on a moment of touch. Every sensation we have, we experience more than once. There’s the moment itself, then there’s the memory of the moment, the telling of the moment and the rewriting of the narrative. In “Prickly Things” and “Blacklight,” a person licks her own nipple, but each canvas recollects the event differently. One is bright, airy and dizzy, the other gritty, acidic and lurid. My aim is to unearth all the conflicting impulses that accompany desire. While I’m not a devout believer in astrology, this year I titled my first solo exhibition Gemini. I am, technically, a Gemini, but more than that, I have always identified with the idea that a single person contains multiple selves. I suppose I’ve realized recently that my analogy of one canvas equaling one body may not be enough. Perhaps we each need two. FALL 2016 Nobles 21

Profile for Noble and Greenough School

Nobles Fall 2016 Magazine  

Nobles Fall 2016 Magazine