GRIMM is pleased to present a solo booth by Dave McDermott at Art Amsterdam 2016.
In his latest work, Dave McDermott continues his ongoing allegorical examination of the complexities of human nature and the societies that we build to house them, the isolation inherent in those structures, and how we represent those ideas through art itself. Thematically, the paintings both address romantic notions of escapism and freedom, through references to things like the American West, a palm covered oasis, the open road, the wide open plains, etc.
Oil, oil stick, 23k gold, Flashe, cut photographs, and sizing on panel
237.8 x 182.9 x 5 cm | 93 5/8 x 72 x 2 in
Oil, yarn, 23k gold, canvas, linen, archival pigment print, pastel, oil stick, caran D’ache, Flashe, graphite, and wax on panel
Three panels, each: 237.8 x 182.9 cm | 93 5/8 x 72 inches
23k gold, c-print, magazine pages, oil, gesso, linen, newsprint, vinyl fabric on panel
121.9 x 91.5 cm | 48 x 36 1/8 in
Dave McDermott’s work embodies his distinctive approach to painting, consistently seeking to enlarge the medium’s inherent boundaries and resisting easy categorization, while developing a recognizable visual vocabulary within its own pluralistic nature. At once painterly and sculptural, textural and figurative, his works balance a multiplicity of material and formal components to invoke the experience of order among fragmentary elements.
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