The notion of a Dangerous Playground refers to the rudimentary and subverted geometric figures, evocative of childish drawings, that are found in and below the surface of these paintings. The figures, which reference architecture, scaffolding, shopping carts, constellations or the jungle gyms of the playground, are also intended to be little portraits of the Lacanian “self.”
Dangerous Playground also refers to the painting field itself, which is loaded with art historical obstacles and references. Like the playground of childhood, the conversation called painting is not as simple as it seems.
“Dangerous Playground “ was exhibited at GVG Contemporary in Santa Fe from July 18 through August 4, 2011