Artspace 111 announces a solo show, RETURN: Paintings and Prints, by artist David Conn.
Two years in the making, Conn’s large-scale paintings depict powerful images of dense forest scenes. Trees and tangled underbrush alternate with dappled or streaming sunlight. Viewed from a distance, the paintings and prints are alive with pictorial clarity. Up close, the surface teems with abstract shapes.
For the past 12 years David Conn has made linocuts of dense forest scenes. In 2010 Conn was selected for two Artist Residences, first at the Marguerite Arp Foundation in Locarno, Switzerland, followed by one at the European Academy of Fine Art, in Trier, Germany. There he began to experiment with painting on a large scale. Upon his return he continued to experiment, first with gouache on paper. Then he quickly moved to acrylic on canvas. Conn’s acclaimed work has been shown in over 100 exhibitions in the United States, Europe, South and Central America and Japan.
The exhibit will be on show beginning December 7, 2012 from 6 – 8 p.m. and will run through January 26, 2013. Enjoy beer and wine by Ben E Keith. Artspace 111 is free and open to the public.