I'm reviewing the large pieces for my April show at Harrison Gallery (Indianapolis). These have been tucked away as "finished" for some time now. I was a bit afraid to view them again; not sure what I have going on in that painting stack, and being so dependent on them for this show. I was afraid they would be lame now. But when I viewed them with the small pieces I'm doing, also for this show, something clicked. All my verbal thoughts about what I was doing, and all my conceptual organizing of the work fell away. I had such a strong gut physical reaction to the group. They have certainly always been about physicality, in the mark-making and in imagery, but I think they may work more directly than this. I felt very connected to what's going on with them.
I did dramatically alter the painting above. I tried to make small tweaks, but had to go with a pretty major overhaul. I did just tweak a second large one, and completely painted out a mid-sized one. I'm not going to touch any of the other large ones, just these, and I'll also cut some more small shaped panels. At this point I need to work faster, not for production in number, but so I don't dwell on minutiae.