January 2012

Trying to catch up…a busy second half of 2011, with the purchase of “A Post-traumatic History Lesson” by the Library of Congress, a purchase award at the 33rd Bradley International, as well as the First Place Award at the 2011 San Francisco Open Studios Exhibition, and many shows. I am also now being represented by the Jane Haslem Gallery in Washington, DC.

As you may have noticed, we are in the process of revamping the website to make it more complete and easier to get around. In addition to the four categories, there is also a complete listing by chronology. You may notice that as you scroll though the titles, some images do not come up. These images are not available yet, but will be added as they become so. The unintended consequence of this inefficiency is that you will be motivated to return to the site again and again to see if the next image has been put up. In the meantime, the following is a listing of shows I will be involved in which all happen to open in January:

From Dublin to LA and Back; 1/9 to 1/28 2012, Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland.

Global Matrix III; 1/9 to 2/29 2012, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN. Traveling thereafter through 2013.

2012 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition; 1/19 to 2/17/2012, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR.

Traces, Marks and Fragments; 1/20 to 2/26/2012, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA.

The Sixth Annual Invitational Exhibition; 1/17 to 3/4/2012, Gratton Gallery, Gratton, CA.

Off the Press, Contemporary Printmaking from the San Francisco Bay Area; 1/12 to 3/16/2012, The Halden Art Gallery, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

May 21st, Judgment Day, “In Extremis: Prints Monumental, Intimate, and Encompassing”

Well, it seems that Saturday, May 21st is Judgment Day, so please come and judge for yourself , the work of 30 printmakers exploring the extremes of size, intimacy and environment at a reception from 6:00 to 9:00 at the Meridian Gallery on 535 Powell Street. I will be showing several recent etchings, including a just finished piece, “A Ticket to Ride”, that is loosely based on Albrecht Durer’s “The Knight, Death  and Devil”. In addition, I will be creating an intimate environment in which to present the work that will involve not only some of the very smallest pieces in the show, but also the largest, in the form of a single piece of silkscreened wallpaper (108 sq. ft.!) created and printed with the help of Art Hazelwood.

Avery wallpaper

 

For more information, including the press release listing all the participating artists, please go to www.meridiangallery.org

A Purchase Award, an Auction, and Upcoming Shows

First of all, the etching, A Post-traumatic History Lesson has been awarded the Lakeview Museum Purchase Award at the 33rd Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition. (See Art for Aids post)

Feeling a bit Lightheaded will be available to bid on at Kala-fornia: State of the Art, an exhibition and auction to benefit the Kala Art Institute. The auction will be held Saturday, April 30th from 6:30 to 9:00, and will feature the works of over one hundred well known Bay Area artists. the silent auction opens on April 20th with a preview party from 6:00 to 8:00, (this part is free!). For more information www.kala.org/auction.

The Ticker

 

If you are in New York City on May 5th, there will be a one day only benefit for the Red Cross to help victims of the earthquake in Japan at the Sacred Gallery, 424 Broadway, 2nd floor. Again, over one hundred artists from around the world, with no artwork priced over $200.00! I will be showing The Ticker. For more info: www.sacredgallerynyc.com.

Current and upcoming shows:

Ink and Clay 37: W. Kieth and Janet Kellogg University Gallery,CPSU, Pomona, 3801 West Temple Avenue Pomona, CA, Juried by Allegra Pesenti, Curator at the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, through April 29.

Light/Dark: Juried by Enrique Chagoya from the membership of the California Society of Printmakers, showing at the Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, from April 2nd to May 22nd.

In Extremis: Prints Monumental, Intimate and Encompassing, at the Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, May 21st to July 30th. In this upcoming show, featuring 30 printmakers at the extremesof their medium, I will be creating a special environment to show several of my most recent (detailed in the extreme) etchings, including a new print inspired by Durer’s Knight Death and Devil. More on this soon! For more info: www.meridiangallery.org

The Ticker, and upcoming exhibitions

My most recent etching, The Ticker, now available;

Image size: 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, printed on Zerkall Cover Laid Lt. Green (12 1/2″ x 8″)

Edtion size: 30, Price: $160.00

The quote from Ovid was found in John M. Cohen’s translation of  Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantegruel (book 3, chapter 41) and has been appropriated in an attempt to distill the essence of the social contract, among other things.

Upcoming Exhibitions around the World:

Miniprint Finland, Lahti, Finland, Nov. 26,2010

 2010 Harnett Biennial of American Prints, Richmond, VA, Oct 21, 2010

2010 Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, Hilo, HI,Oct. 15, 2010 

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Arkansas State University, AK, Jan. 20,2011

Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, Jan. 14, 2011

San Francisco Open Studios

Bay Printmakers 2010

I will be showing with the Bay Printmakers this year for Open Studios, during the weekend of Oct. 23-24 from 11:00 until 6:00 both days. The Bay Printmakers comprises of 20 artists who explore different facets of printmaking, and will be showing in the Fleet Room in Building D at the Ft. Mason Center, Buchanan and Marina Boulevard. There will also be a preview and reception on Friday, Oct. 22 from 7:00 intil 9:00. On view will be, hot off the press, my most recent effort, The Ticker, in addition to my many other etchings. I look forward to seeing you there and hope that you will enjoy veiwing work by this diverse group of printmakers.

Also: If you happen to be in Los Angeles this weekend (Oct. 16th and 17th), I will be showing at the Beverly Hills Affaire in the Garden at booth #134. See www.beverlyhills.org/artshow for more information. My work was judged Best in Show last May.

Art for Aids update

Well, okay, so A Post-traumatic History Lesson was featured in the live auction and sold for $1000.00, a bit more than the $600.00 retail value framed. But for a limited time it is still available for $350.00 unframed! See me at  SF Open Studios.

Art for AIDS

 

Post Traumatic History Lesson

David Avery will again be participating in the Art for AIDS auction on Friday, September 24th starting at 5:30 PM at the Galleria at the SF Design Center, 101 Henry Adams Place. He will  be donating his etching, “A Post-traumatic History Lesson”. This is your chance to aquire an original David Avery etching for (possibly) below cost, the minimum bid starting at $250.00 (framed!). Hang this one on the wall so that you can say “I told you so!”  when the Republicans take over again. General admission for the auction is $100, but if you can’t afford  the pricy admission you can submit an absentee bid online at www.artforaids.org. Just go to the print catagory at  the online gallery, find my print (easy!),  submit a bid, and support a good cause.

New Catalogue

David Avery has published a 28-page catalogue reproducing his portfolio of etchings, God’s food or Der singende Knochen, based on titles from the Brothers Grimm. It includes a forward by the artist and an essay by arts writer Dewitt Cheng. Can’t afford $2500.00 for a porfolio of etchings? How about $25.00 for the aforementioned catalogue? A shippng charge applies if needed. You can see the original images on the website www.davidavery.net.

Upcoming shows

Printmakers & Journal Makers

July 17 through August 22, 2010

Reception July17, 1-3 pm

San Pablo Arts Gallery

13831 San Pablo Ave, Maple Hall

Civic Center, San Pablo, CA

www.ci.san-pablo.ca.us/main/artgallery.htm

David Avery will be exhibiting with five other printmakers and journal makers: Ron Tanovitz, Linda Lee Boyd, Barbara Rogers, Debra cramer & Jill Russell.

2010 Pacific States Biennal National Print Exhibition

October 15, 2010 to April 21, 2011

Campus Center Gallery, University of Hawaii at Hilo

Miniprint Finland 2010

November 26, 2010 to January 30, 2011

Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finland