1980 B.F.A. University of Western Ontario, London ON
1982 B.Ed. University of Western Ontario, London ON
Member of Propeller Gallery 2007 to 2017
Member of Propeller's Board of Directors 2008 - 2016
Member of Gallery 44 since 2016
Member of Carfac since 2017
As a photo artist, my task is to extract the magical from the mundane. I think of my process as the art of non-invasive observation. Everyday life is full of tacky trivialities and forgettable visual data. As a photographer, I distill my target images from the urban flood of ephemera.
The still image, culled from this ambulatory miriade, does not require or warrant serial imagery. I create individual icons from the inconsequential.
Jasper Johns did his most memorable work of flags, beer cans, and other imagery which is usually "filtered out" - things which are seen, but not really looked at. This is the type of imagery I actively seek.
There is enough raw material in urban environments to satisfy the need for unstaged, unpreconcieved visual tableaux.
How do I recognize the tableau I'm looking for? To quote a judge describing obscenity, "I can't define it, but I know it when I see it."
– DNA Dodds