OVAC on Gallery.
Learn about OVAC’s programs and mission in this feature from OETA’s “Gallery” show.
I focus on a series of voyeuristic oil paintings of a mundane private life where the viewer becomes the voyeur. In my series of 'peepholes', I focus on a young woman (using myself) or a dog in one particular living space to help convey that this is a life being spied on. I enjoy the fact that these innocent scenes cause unease in some viewers’ eyes while others may relate to them. I like to play with the gray area of privacy. We may not realize that what we are doing may seem strange. To further this idea, the paintings are painted on round wood panels to emulate a peephole.
I also capture memories of four-legged friends through my series of custom dog portraits.