Solo Exhibition by Dave Armistead
January 9th to March 8th, 2020
The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Gallery presents Interference, a solo exhibition by Dave Armistead, winner of the 2019 Callanwolde Juried Exhibition.
Dave Armistead received his BFA from The Atlanta College of Art in 2005 and then completed his MFA from Clemson University in 2013. Currently, Armistead is the Senior Museum Prepartor at the Michael C. Carlos Museum on Emory University’s campus. Previously, he worked as a professor of painting, sculpture, foundations and art appreciation at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. Armistead has exhibited his work at the Woodruff Arts Center, (Atlanta, Georgia), Agnes Scott College (Decatur, Georgia), University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin), and Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (Atlanta, Georgia) among others.
What is object making? What is mark making? What happens when the development of a mark is contingent on the structure of the object? Interference is a series of paintings that investigate mark making and spatial relationships through tangible elements rather than illusionary techniques.
In this body of work, the “mark” is generated by the structure of the painting itself. The canvas stretcher, that which typically serves as a means of maintaining the structural integrity of a painting, now has the most influence on the composition. Illusionistic tactics are removed, leaving only the interference of the structure with the flatness of the picture plane as the source of the mark. These works participate in, and are affected by, conditions of real space, resulting in the development of a visual truth. What you see is what you get.
Thursday, January 9th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.