My work deals with the investigation of space. I am greatly interested in pictorial drama and illusionism within that space. Certain features get manipulated or exaggerated. This continues until I feel the picture has developed its own characteristics reminding myself the finished product does not have to look like the initial intention. The space that the forms live in have a certain feel of solitude, which I believe goes along with the search. Not always real, this is a contradiction which adds to the complexity of the painting. I am concerned with the aspects of the composition with the images I am constructing, using a symbolic language of forms in their amount and placement. These interactions of playful forms are what interests me most while looking for new images in abstract painting, and I intend to explore these interactions with no regret.
Cory lives and works in the St. Louis area. He received his BFA in Studio Arts from McKendree University in 2007, and his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, in 2011. He teaches Art and Art History as an Adjunct Professor at many St. Louis area colleges, and has exhibited his work throughout southern Illinois, St. Louis, Chicago, and New York City. He has works in private and public collections nationally and internationally.