RETURN: paintings and prints – David Conn

RETURN: paintings and prints – David Conn

December 7, 2012-January 26, 2013

RETURN: Paintings and Prints

“I believe my images stem from a deep inner connection between nature and the human psyche. These scenes may resonate with a wish for containment, an experience of loss, or a memory of wonder and awe.”
-David Conn

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.

Looking for the perfect present for the art-lover in your life? Visit Artspace 111’s Second Annual Paintings, Prints and Presents in the gallery’s studio. This exhibition, which runs concurrent with RETURN: Paintings and Prints by David Conn, features works by all Artspace 111 artists in addition to limited edition giclee prints, artists’ monographs and books, Action Mat Football Games designed by Daniel and Dennis Blagg, and jewelry by Merrick Jewels.

Artspace 111 is dedicated to its vital role in the city of Fort Worth, and to making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. With its sculpture and distinctive architectural character, the gallery offers a striking setting to host corporate and private events, and is also available for tours and other social gatherings.

Artspace 111 is located east of Downtown Fort Worth at Hampton Street and Weatherford. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 – 5 pm and Saturday by appointment. To schedule a private viewing, contact Margery Gossett or Margo Hudson by calling 817.692.3228 or emailing art@artspace111.com.