Joe McAleer

Joe McAleer

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  Artist: Joe McAleer
 Live in: Bonita Springs, FL, United States
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Joe McAleer Artist Bio:

I have been a professional artist/teacher for over 40 years Recently, I had 2 solo shows at major galleries in Philadelphia, Pa. USA, (Locks Gallery (2007) and The Bridgette Mayer Gallery (2010). I am an abstract painter who follows the lead of his muse. Here is my artist's statement: "At a certain moment the canvas began to appear to one American painter after another as an arena in which to act....what was to go on the canvas was not a picture, but an event".       Harold Rosenberg, 1952 I have always held this to be a seminal statement when i consider my personal act of painting.  I have painted for as long as I can remember, creating art is as natural to me as breathing.  I act in this way because I derive great pleasure from putting marks on the canvas. To me, creating art is my personal high wire act, a dangerous profession.  It's the process that excites and challenges me, the uncertainty of it all.  Painting, to me, is a serious form of risk taking, because i risk my ego every time I step in front of the easel.  There are moments when I'm on the edge,  it's all hanging out there after hours of creative and physical work.  It could all  crumble in a moment, failure is a brushstroke, or poor decision away. And, herein, is why I paint.  When I get it right, my art allows me to state, in no uncertain terms, my uniqueness in a world of 7 billion people. joe mcaleer 2013