GRIMM is proud to announce “The Power and Influence of Joseph Wiseman”, a new solo exhibition by Dave McDermott.

In his second solo show at the gallery, Dave McDermott deals with the relationship between free will and fate. McDermott presents a layered system of allegorical and metaphorical framing devices, weaving together references to Japanese Ukiyo-e paintings, old James Bond stories, board games, and Italian “dream cinema” as structures through which to investigate these themes.



Portrait of an Actor

Dave McDermott


Jute, linen, canvas, oil, marine varnish, nitrocellulose lacquer, yarn on panel

63.5 x 35.3 cm | 25 x 13 7/8 in Collection Museum Voorlinden


Dave McDermott

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.