I have been an artist all my life: as an actor and musician, poet, performance artist, video artist, rock musician and painter. I taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for 32 years. Search the web for all info on Jeff and Jane Hudson, the band known for be synth rock pioneers. My resume of career can be found below.
I have always loved painting, and during the late 70's -early 80's I created large scale acrylic and plaster paintings, and later a series of figurative gouaches. As life intervened, I stopped painting to pursue other interests (also lack of studio had an effect).
After the intervening years, I began again, with gouaches and acrylics, feeling my way into my imagery. My masters were Kandinsky, Hilma af Klint, Klee, Sonia Delaunay, early European modernism. I knew the area of interest well.
Lately, since the pandemic, I've been swept up in the wild ride of the evolution of humanity, its resistence to change, and its aspiration to transcendence. The thrust of my work has been more of a mystical journey, but I found myself thrown back onto the earth to find the ground of nature and home. The 'vortex series' and 'room series' are reflective of that impact.
I have always had an interest in esoteric spiritual material and ideas and have practiced the Tarot as a reflective system. I made the decision to create a series of pieces based on the 22 Major Arcana, the persistent archetypes of human experience. These images sit in parallel with the minor arcana, the four suits of 52 cards. I have chosen not to present a 'deck' of images, but a sequence of events culminating in personal evolution.
Each painting has a word or two attached about its referential meaning.
I hope this piques your interest in the work, and in the arena from which it comes .
Resume: Exhibitions in Video and painting
iartcolony, Rockort , MA, 2019
Gallery 51, North Adams, 2019
Tunnel City Coffee @Mass MoCA, 2019-20
The Left Bank, North Benninton, VT, 2017
Tunnel City Coffee, Williamstown 2017
Hudson Art, 2016, Williamstown
Gallery 51 North Adams, 2008
North Adams Antiques Gallery, 2007
Greylock Arts, Adams, MA, 2007
Gallery 51, N. Adams, 2007
ECLIPSE MILL GROUP SHOW, N.Adams, MA 2005, '06, '07
LUMEN ECLIPSE, Harvard Square, 2004
DUMBO Short Film and Video Festival, NYC, 2004
Stefan Stux Gallery, NYC, 2004
DIGITAL NEW SCHOOL, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Mich. , 2003
DIGITALIS2, Evergreen Cultural Center, B.C., Canada, 2003
Memory S-[x]-ick, Hong Kong Biennial, 2002
BALAGAN Video Series, Coolidge Corner Theater, MA, 2001
CYBERARTS Festival, MA, 2001
ARTCADE, Revolving Museum, Boston, 1997
LACE, Los Angeles, CA, 1994
Harvard Film Archive, MA, 1994
MYTH, MAGIC and MYSTERY, ICA, Boston, 1994
Mill Valley Film and Video Festival, CA, 1993
TRANSEX, Los Angeles, CA, 1993
New Video from the SPACE, DeCordova Mus., 1993
WOW Café Film and Video Festival, NYC, 1992
Local Circuits, REAL ART WAYS, Hartford, CT, 1992
IMPLOSION NOW, Howard Yezersky Gallery, Boston, 1991
NATURE AND SPIRITUALITY, College of St. Rose, Albany, 1990
SELECTIONS4, InternationalPolaroid Collection, 1998
WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL VIDEO FESTIVAL, Boston, 1988
MADE FOR TV FESTIVAL, ICA, Boston, 1985
BOSTON FILM/VIDEO FOUNDATION, 1982
CHANGING CHANNELS, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1978
WGBH ARTISTS’ SHOWCASE, WGBH-TV, 1976-80
POWERS OF TEN, Atlantic Gallery, Boston, 1977
POWERS OF TEN, Tommy Segal Gallery, Boston, 1978
VIDEO, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1974-pres.
§ Created Video program with Jeff Hudson, 1974
Intro to Video (software:FInal Cut Pro, iDVD, Dreamweaver)
Fantasy Video: (software: Final Cut Pro, Adobe AfterEffects, Dreamweaver, DVD Studio Pro, Lightwave 3D)
Advanced Media Arts Seminar (readings in media and technology theory)
§ GRADUATE FACULTY, 1987-2006
Contemporary Art Practice Seminar, intro to art and cultural theory and philosophy