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David McBride

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Studio Location
Conflagration, 2009, oil on panel, 14" x 15 3/8"
The Moon Could not Be Found, 2008, oil on panel, 18 7/8" x 12 5/8"
That Merry Green Land, 2008, oil on panel, 16 1/4" x 13"
Magic Spells, 2009, oil on panel, 15" x 12"
Untitled (Stripes), 2009, oil on panel, 16 3/4" x 15"
Artist's Statement

My work uses a lot of photographic imagery and deals with the way that the avant-garde constructed art mediums from their formal elements.  I'm interested in a way to understand this act of construction as myth-making, so a lot of the imagery in the paintings is drawn from subjects that represent historical interpretations of various myths.  The process of making the paintings has its own references, and the abstract paintings in my work are about articulating that process.  Where the image-based paintings evoke a kind of picture code, an archive of the uncanny that suggests the contingency of any image, the abstract paintings utilize the encoded terms of abstract painting in a kind of absurdist representation of avant-garde painting. 


David McBride
2005 MFA Painting, Hunter College, New York, NY
1999 BFA Painting & Drawing, Ohio State University, Columbus OH
Selected Exhibitions
Better Beasts, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
David McBride, Amaya Gallery, Miami, FL
Postcard from the Volcano, Gallerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
Breaking Ground, Horticultural Society of New York, New York, NY
Sound Clash, PH Gallery, New York, NY
Sojourn, PH Gallery, New York, NY