1 The line is the smallest distance between two points: meaning and no meaning.
2 Deviant logics of art—demonstration that’s no proof. A mysterious this.
3 Drawing vs. writing is a feckless distinction. Either's poetry.
4 Idiolectical calligraphy. Sense of touch.
5 Simple gestures can yield big effects. Dash. Dash off.
6 Basic color. The focus is line. One formal constraint.
7 The true way is along a line upon a page. It’s wavy, maybe wobbly. Designed to make you flip.
8 Momentary experiments. Wandering.
9 The alternation between everything and nothing. Between something and nothing. Duck-rabbit of expressive minimalism.
10 The kingdom belongs to the kid. Free invention.
11 Hand-eye coronation: the kingdom of truth in art. Intense seeing.
12 Hand-I coordination: a confessional graph. But abstract.
13 World is all that is the placed. Located lines, when they sing. Or hum.
14 How drawings warble.
Artist Bio / CV
2004-6, 1993-9 PhD Program in Philosophy, quit ABD, University of Minnesota
1995 MA Philosophy, University of Minnesota
1990 MFA Painting, University of Minnesota
1985 BA Art and Philosophy, Yale University
2009 DELINQUENT, forthcoming, Futurepoem books
2009 Excerpts from "The Crumbs," forthcoming, The Brooklyn Rail
2009 "Wandermoment," BOMB
2008 "St. Francis by Sassetta," "The Cripple," "Gestures," "It's Unbecoming," "Innocent Moment," Tantalum
1991 “Fresh Currency,” Artifex Alternative Arts Museum, Minneapolis
1991 “Vanity,” solo show, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN
1990 “Serial Philosophy,” solo show, Katherine E. Nash gallery, Minneapolis
1990 “The Other Foot in the Door,” Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Walker Art Center, artists’ books collection, Minneapolis
AWARDS & HONORS
1997 Invited speaker, Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria
1996 Invited speaker, Wittgenstein Conference, University of Minnesota
1992, 1991 Bush Artist Fellowship Finalist, Bush Foundation, Minnesota
1988-90 Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education
1987-88 Graduate Fellowship in Art, University of Minnesota
1985 Louis D. Sudler Prize in the Creative & Performing Arts, Yale University