Farrell Brickhouse | Staten Island, New York USA
My new work focuses on life since moving to Stapleton, Staten Island after 30 years in downtown Tribeca.
What is invigorating is how all these images from my past are being restated in new ways, as new forms with old ties emerge, how I have access to their original content with a deepened understanding of how they can continue to speak for me in paint. I am allowing myself to explore the full range of my artistic history, as a mature artist I have this large vocabulary to draw from. I have found the ability to speak to everyday experiences and tell stories that is liberating. Art history looks different to me as I see my concerns expressed in a whole new set of artists and old ‘friends’ offer new gifts.
My paintings are a personal odyssey, a vehicle to carry me forward and find some deeper unity in what is happening in and around me. I believe the making of a painting needs that moment of epiphany and a trace of how the imagery conveyed thru paint was discovered and experienced by the artist. Not a graphic notation of the language of experience but the mystery of it.
SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
2007 Art Lab @ Snug Harbor, S.I., NY