Frank J. Stockton

Region: MFA Annual


City / State: Los Angeles, CA

The imagery I begin with typically confesses to a rite of passage, sexual awakening, or some other coming-of-age tale.

I call some of the recent work “gutter” paintings, which is a reference to the the gap between cells in a comic strip. These larger pieces are constructions of many small canvases clustered into a grid formation that may suggest a spatial, narrative, or symbolic meaning to the viewer.

Another group of paintings begins with similar source imagery, but differs from the “gutter” paintings in that the images are progressively superimposed on a single canvas.