Artist Statement

 

“You’ll scream yourself into a state of shock!”For obvious reasons I’ll say a few words about movie posters. They represent a time and place in my life that was formative. The posters, not the movies, are the point here: all that provocative imagery of sex, thrills, violence and action.

 The poster lured you in to the movie theater with its technicolor imagery and promise, ultimately unfulfilled. In The Day the Earth Stood Still, Patricia Neal never wore anything with a neckline lower than her collarbone, yet in the poster she’s screaming in terror and wearing a low cut strapless gown. Crazy!

Finally, all the imagery used in my work is chosen for its graphic quality. By the way, one of the posters in this show is not a real movie poster.