“I Miss You Steven” is a mixed media work on paper, which is organized to resemble a simple still life comprised of various quasi ritualistic objects and symbols. The space depicted in the picture shuffles back and forth from frontal flat abstraction to a shallow table top to a window of deep space. The title comes from an association I made between some of the forms in the drawing with those commonly employed by an artist friend who had recently passed away. I was making several works around this time, loosely based on the art historical archetype of vanitas paintings, which functioned as intermediary objects between the realms of the dead and the living.
The work itself is 30 by 22 inches, mounted on white museum board, and framed with a blonde, waxed, wooden frame behind plexiglass.
Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago/Berlin), Mark Moore Gallery (Los Angeles), Stux Gallery (NYC), Galerie Richard (Paris), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park), Happy Lion (Los Angeles), FA Projects (London), Cranbrook Museum (Bloomfield Hills), Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase), Parrish Art Museum (Southampton)
Pollock-Krasner Foundation, William and Dorothy Yeck Award