Bernard Martin's FROM THE LANDFILLS OF MY MIND at ADA through June 2, 2012
Falling Apart Together
Starkie’s large-scale acrylic paintings are constructed images of every day objects, fragments of remembered street signs, old furniture, and assorted ephemera that float in a collision of forms and planes merged onto the flat compositional space of the canvas. His works deploy the conventions and strategies of collage within the medium of pure painting, emphasizing the physicality of paint and the gestural nature of forms and objects in the world around us which he untethers from the spatial logics of the real world and affixes into his own vivid new realizations.
Starkie was born in Pullman, WA, in 1969 and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1987–91. Since then he has exhibited in galleries in cities all around the United States as well as abroad in Europe. He was previously featured at ADA Gallery in a solo exhibition in the summer of 2011. He divides his time between his painting studios in Seattle and New York, maintaining his artistic practice as well as a carpentry and woodworking practice alongside a professional violinmaker in Paris.
now through June 2, 2012 at ADA GALLERY, RVa