Painting with Balls

At UMM’s opening reception on May 28th, 2016, Abstraction at Work invited participants to contribute to a jocular painting titled “Painting with Balls,” a work on drop cloth gradually built with the accumulation of colorful and largely failed ball gestures aimed at three painted geometric targets. The project’s underlying critique is two-pronged: a critique of the competitive tennis culture in Orange County and a critique of heroic abstract painting.