Artist of the Day-Mira Gerard (click on image to view more)

“I make paintings of the figure as a way to understand desire, which functions in my work in part as a fantasy about being both subject and maker. “

Mira and I taught together at the Sant Bani School in Sanbornton NH. She was my assistant I guess. Now she's  Chair and Professor of Painting in the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.  These figure paintings have a strange, ethereal quality…sometimes you can’t quite tell what’s going on. The loose application of paint makes you feel like you’re looking through fog or are underwater.