This page archives select essays, articles and catalogues I have authored over the years.
Charles Burchfield and the Myth-Making of America is my Master's Thesis. Written in 1993 for my degree from SUNY/Stony Brook, the piece focuses on Burchfield's (1893-1967) less popular 'Middle Period'--images of factories and small-town life in the United States. The thesis blends a psychoanalytic approach with a more straightforward attempt to situate Burchfield's work from this time period into the nationalism that was prevalent in the 1930s and 40s. While many observers shun the 'Regionalist" label, I try to show that it is in many ways justified for the middle period works.
This short essay was used as wall text in Drawing Perspective: The Cartoon Genius of Burris Jenkins, Jr. at the City Reliquary in Brooklyn, on view from March 8 – May 31, 2014. Showcasing the graphic work of Jenkins (1897 - 1996), a pioneering New York graphic artist, the exhibition was mounted by one of the most interesting cultural venues in the city.
Reconsidering Norman Bluhm was an essay I contributed to the exhibition catalogue for the AB-EX / RE-CON: Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered exhibit organized by the Nassau County Museum of Art on view in Roslyn Harbor, New York from March 9 -June 16 of 2013.
This piece was used in a catalog for David Fertig's May 5 - 15, 2012 show at Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montréal, Canada. Fertig is a contemporary artist who mines the figurative impulse of the New York School to render scenes from the Napoleonic Era.
My essay Conservation Issues Surrounding the Zapruder Film explores the physical characteristics and preservation challenges of this important historical document.
In 1995, I wrote the catalogue essay for an Elaine de Kooning show at Cline Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.