Venus in Shadow


Black gesso, plaster, rocks, wood on panel

63.5 x 53.3 cm | 25 x 21 in

Woman in Mirage


Oil, oil stick, 23k gold, plaster, wood on panel

121.9 x 91.4 cm | 48 x 36 in

Everybody Else I


Oil stick, oil and 23k gold on panel

63.5 x 53.3 cm | 25 x 21 in



Oil, oil stick, 23k gold and yarn on panel

63.5 x 53.3 cm | 25 x 21 in

Woman with Seaweeds


Oil on mounted canvas, yarn on panel

63.5 x 53.3 x 3.2 cm | 25 x 21 x 1 1/4 in


Dave McDermott’s (1974 Santa Cruz, US) 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: a kind of order that arises not as a resolving “answer,” but as an ongoing activity of mind.

Curriculum Vitae

Download CV



Dave McDermott – Through The Long Goodbye

This monograph is published on the occasion of the exhibition The Long Goodbye at GRIMM, 202 Bowery, New York, NY (US) February 3 – March 11, 2018.   Artist: Dave McDermott Year: 2018 Publisher: GRIMM Design: Sebastiaan Brandsen Number …