Recently moved to Paonia, Dave brings with him over 20 years of musical experience. Having spent much of his twenties touring and recording in bands while living in Boston MA,
Recently moved to Paonia, Dave brings with him over 20 years of musical experience. Having spent much of his twenties touring and recording in bands while living in Boston MA, and most recently living in Nashville TN were he played the Honky Tonks of Lower Broadway learning the ins an outs of traditional country music. As a solo musician he offers a unique blend of Country, Americana, and Rock and Roll. As a songwriter he speaks to ideas of redemption, forgiveness, loss, and the trials of everyday life.
He will play a combination of original songs and covers at this upcoming performance. Free Show!!
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm
The Cirque/Remedy Cafe
232 Grand Avenue
Artist Statement: This body of work focuses on the relationship between human existence and ecological crises. In fact it is our very existence that can be viewed as the reason there
This body of work focuses on the relationship between human existence and ecological crises. In fact it is our very existence that can be viewed as the reason there are so many environmental and ecological concerns. Hence most of my work focuses on the implied presence of people within landscapes. I want to place us directly into these dystopian worlds which I see as our potential future. The viewer has the freedom to interpret how overconsumption and over indulgence has led to ecological crises on land and in water.
These works are a hybrid of realism and abstraction because I want people to feel these images represent a real possibility, yet remember to have hope since we can always change the future. It is important that the imagery, along with the colors, be lushly seductive. I want viewers to be easily drawn in. The work should push us to consider what we can do to help slow and eventually stop the rate at which we are destroying our planet. While the earth will not cease to exist due to our actions; people will.
In high school I had a range of interests including football and basketball, math and science, economics and art. Art was always something I did for fun and not something I saw as a career choice. My senior year of high school I had committed to attending the Colorado School of Mines to pursue environmental engineering. As the year went on more and more opportunities for art kept coming along for me. I had the opportunity to do a mural on the local Subway building as well as helping with a mural on the Public Works building. In addition to the show that every art student gets to be a part of I was also given two solo exhibitions, at the Church of Art and at Doghouse. After receiving several commissions to do drawings of families and pets I realized there was potential in the art world.
This lead me to back out of attending the School of Mines and pursue my Bachelors degree in Fine Art from the University of Colorado where I graduated in May of 2018. Doing commissioned portraits became a business I ran from my senior year of high school into my sophomore year of college. The issue with this business is, as an artist, you do not build up a body of work to show in galleries or apply to juried shows. I decided to pursue painting and build a body of work I could use for submitting a portfolio to juried shows, galleries, or even a graduate program.
I currently work at Fidelity Investments as an advisor where I enjoy helping people plan and achieve their future financial goals. Fidelity fits my personality well as they are very environmentally conscious, even utilizing recycle bins and composts, battery recycle receptacles, and limiting their use of water and electricity.
This body of work focuses on the ties between our existence and the environmental/ecological concerns that come along with us.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cirque/Remedy Cafe
232 Grand Avenue