Steve O. Black is the Fine Arts Chair, Visual Arts Professor, and curator of the 2nd Floor Gallery at Grayson County College, Denison, Texas since January 1996. He served as tour host and guide to Florence and Rome, Italy, December 2004 – January 2005. Steve has been represented in the past by Craighead-Green Gallery in Dallas, Texas and Moss-Chumley Gallery, Dallas, Texas. His work can be viewed at Fresh Light Gallery in Denison, Texas during the Fall and Spring Tours. Contact Steve for a private viewing of his art work.
The current body of work focuses on the persona, the attitudes, and the multi-layers that make up the personality and individuality of people through drawings of the nude human figure and paintings of clothing consisting of shirts, pants, and accessories such as ties and undergarments. The artist explores in this body of work the individual, his or her psyche, and the unique nature of the human being. In the drawings, stances and gestures of the sitter and the mark making of the artist convey the sensuality of the human form as well as the individuality of the person being portrayed. In the paintings, the artist explores the inner and outer layers of the personality of the individual (physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually). The artist considers each work an intimate portrait of the “sitter”, objectified in their cropped presentations yet personalized by the clothes we choose to show to the public on the outside as well as the underclothing we attempt to hide from view.