THE TENDER LAND
Goff + Rosenthal Gallery, New York, Solo Exhibition, April 2006
All works are charcoal on paper unless otherwise noted.
The title, The Tender Land, refers to the orchestral suite by the great American composer, Aaron Copland. Appropriately, there is an echo of Copeland’s Americana-infused music that permeates this collection of work. The title further suggests a certain fragility of our eco-system which is mirrored in many of the drawings.
The drawing that engendered the most discussion (at least to my face) was The Shaming. It’s based on experiences that I had with my first-grade teacher, who will remain nameless. I felt that it was such a personal story and I somewhat doubted whether it would resonate universally. But it clearly touched a cord.