As we begin flinging our masks off, I wanted to share with you an article written by Karin Breuer of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for their newsletter about the piece MENDACIA RIDICULA (the Wheel of Ixion) which was acquired for their collection, and the series of etchings from which it came. These pieces are based on the four engravings of Hendrick Goltzius The Four Disgracers, and as she explains in her thoughtful article, they use the 16th Century engravings to engage with current issues of our day. You can read the article here: https://deyoung.famsf.org/de_Young_Open_David_Avery
I recently participated in a three person Zoom presentation under the auspices of the Boston Printmakers at the Providence Art Club in Rhode Island to talk about my work (actually, the Goltzius series). Several people who viewed it have commented to me that they found some edification in the description of how I make my work, and so I thought I would also share the link with you. There is some time spent on housekeeping for the meeting, so I start about 6 minutes or so after the beginning, and you can watch me make all the standard flubs with Zoom before I get started. I hope you will find it entertaining. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DTqkcMrAuIY
In other news, I have participated in 16 competitive and invitational exhibits since the beginning of the year, won a purchase award at the University of Texas at Tyler, and was selected from the Crocker Kingsley exhibit at the Blue Line gallery in Roseville to show at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento for the second time in a row.
Finally, the latest piece, A Kind of Flying—The Invisible Hand. Goya meets Adam Smith.