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David Shull

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Inflatable Sheet, 2009 (deflated view) Materials: Bedsheet, Fan, wood
Inflatable Sheet, 2009 (inflated view)
Camouflage Baby Blanket, 2003 50"x36" Materials: Spraypaint, cut paper, mylar
Scarface Poster, 2010 60"x36" digital manipulation
This Next to That, 2004 36"x60"x24" mixed media
Artist's Statement

David Shull’s work is a response to the effects and modes of manipulation applied both overtly and inadvertently throughout our lives. He is interested in how the brain adapts and accepts, and the repercussions of repressed motions and emotions. Seeking sentimentalities, or short- cuts to deeper places in the viewer’s mind, David’s art employs many forms and medias to create alternate realities; forcing the notion that their “regular” reality may have farcical roots. His “alternate realities” are often made up of emotive modernist forms that subtly attempt to re-write a history at odds with its utopian goals.
Made up of sculptures, paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, video, and performance, David’s formal limitations come from a complicated place. He treats his creativity as a conduit for communication, from an input to a tilted, forceful output; inhaling and exhaling.


Bachelors of Arts in Biology/ The University of California at Santa Cruz/ 2001
Masters in Fine Arts/ The Pratt Institute/ Brooklyn, NY/ 2004

Selected Exhibitions
2011 We Come from Brooklyn/ Bleudenz, Austria
2011 The Red House/ Swiss Artist's residency 50th year
anniversary exhibition/ NY, NY
2011 (Solo) The Report Posters/ Manhattan Project(s)/
Manhattan college/ Bronx, NY
2010 Other Spaces (Left Coast)/ Center 548/ NY, NY
2010 Independent Art Fair (Left Coast)/ Center 548/ NY, NY
2010 BYOA/ X Initiative/ NY, NY
2009 Awsomeblage/ Art Jail/ NY, NY
2009 Gauge/ Art Jail/ NY, NY
2009 No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents/
X Initiative/ New York, NY
2008 It’s About Time, Man: A response to Olafur
Elliason’s Survey at PS1 and MoMA/Repetti Gallery/ Greenpoint, NY