"THE SELECTION OF PAINTINGS CHOSEN FOR THIS UPCOMING SOLO PRESENTATION AT SAINT MAISON GALLERY WAS LARGELY MADE THIS YEAR DURING THE CURRENT GLOBAL PANDEMIC. WITH SCHOOLS OUT I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND FULL DAYS WITH MY 2 BOYS AND EXPERIENCE PRETEND PLAY AS I DID WHEN I WAS A CHILD. IT’S QUITE A BEAUTIFUL SCENE WATCHING A CHILD’S IMAGINATION UNFOLD IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES. I THOUGHT ABOUT THE IDEA OF “PLAY” AND HOW CRUCIAL IT IS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A YOUNG MIND. THERE IS SOMETHING SO PURE AND VITAL ABOUT PLAY AND ALL TOO OFTEN IN OUR BUSY LIVES WE DISMISS IT AS A REWARD RATHER THAN AN OPPORTUNITY TO GROW AND LEARN. IN TURN THIS NOTION INSPIRED MANY OF THE LIGHTER PALETTE GHOST WORKS WITH THEIR SWEET SMIRKS AND “BAMBI” EYES. WORKS SUCH AS 'PAJAMA GIRL' AND 'SISTERS ON EARLY EVENING' WERE DIRECTLY INSPIRED BY WEARING PAJAMAS ALL DAY SINCE WE REALLY HAD NOWHERE TO GO. I ALSO REVISITED SOME OF MY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. FOR INSTANCE THE WORK, 'RAINBOW GHOST' WAS VERY MUCH INSPIRED BY THE POPULAR OUTLANDISH COLORS OF THE 90’S AND IN 'TO THE MOON GHOST' WAS A MEMORY OF MY FATHER TALKING ABOUT THE TELEVISION SHOW, THE HONEYMOONERS.THE NOTION OF LOSING THAT INNER CHILD, THE INNOCENCE AND NAIVENESS OF YOUTH IS WHERE THE TITLE OF THE EXHIBITION DERIVED FROM, MISS YOU SOMETIMES. " - ADAM HANDLER

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