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SOAR Welcomes David Gordon to the Visual Artists Directory!

 

Meadow Lands, by David Gordon

Meadow Lands, by David Gordon

 

David Gordon is a professional fine artist who has worked in the visual arts his whole life.  In the artist statement on his website, he says:

Painting is a bringing out of that which was previously invisible.  A big part of this process is deciding what most needs to be brought out at that particular time. The oil paintings shown here demonstrate how this need changes at different periods in the artists life.  Certain themes remain consistent throughout my work – the heightened awareness of color relationships, for example, and the freedom of application with regards to the paint.  Other aspects such as the shift in focus between outer phenomenon and inner phenomena vary greatly from time to time.
Life drawing is an intrinsic part of the artistic tradition and is a dynamic tool that trains the eye and sharpens all manner of creative skills. Working from a living human being brings a new level of focus and vitality to the creative process.  Because we have an internal sense of what the human body looks like, life drawing provides constant feedback on the accuracy or inaccuracy of our drawing in a way that is not possible with the landscape.  If a part of the figure is out of proportion it becomes glaringly obvious and forces us to look more carefully, further honing our skills.
The intention of this work is to bring focus to that in our experience that is fresh and beautiful, and to celebrate that creative process which connects us to the part of our being that is fluid, vivacious, effervescent and unpredictable.

 

David’s resume reveals some enviable accomplishments:

Education:
BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in affiliation with Tufts University. 2006

Teaching:
Acadia University, Wolfville Nova Scotia, Professor of Art History, 2006-7

Painting Exhibitions:
Currently Exhibiting at The Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main St., Ashland, OR
Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, 2004 -2011
Acadia University Faculty Show, Wolfville, NS, Feb. 2007
Fred., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Expressions of Wakefulness, Group Show, Feb. 2005
Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Two person show, 2004
Artists Who Tango Art Show, Riverport Arts Center, Nova Scotia, 2004
Paula MacDonald Gallery, Chester, Nova Scotia, group show, 2003
Vermont Studio Center Gallery, Johnson, group show, 2003
Secord Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, group show, 2003
Carta, Chester, Nova Scotia, 2002
East Haven Community Center, Solo show, 1992
Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, Juried Drawing Show, cash prize, 1992
Kaji Aso Studio, Boston, group show 1989
Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, New Rituals, Juried Show 1988Residencies:
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont, 2003

Media:
Expressions of Wakefulness, by Elissa Barnard, The Chronicle Herald, Feb 19, 2005
Art Scape, by Marilyn Smulders, Halifax Daily News, Feb 17, 2005
Sharing a love of Nature, by Beverley Ware, The Chronicle Herald, Aug 21, 2004

Volunteer:
Painting Director for traditional Tibetan art project, Tashi Choling, Ashland, OR,
Summer 2007, Summer/Fall 2011

We’re so pleased to find this talented oil painter represented in the artist directories of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource and welcome him to our online presentation of the Southern Oregon arts community! To learn more, make contact, subscribe to his blog and see more of David’s work, please CLICK HERE to visit his listing for all the links you’ll need.

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