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David Kimball Anderson
David Kimball Anderson Large Oil Stick Pastel Abstract Flowers Drawing

1974

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Large bright vivid drawing done in oil crayon or oil pastel. Abstract floral drawing. David Kimball Anderson’s work is bold and graceful, respectful and spiritual. A practicing Buddhist and avid surfer as well as a sculptor, Anderson has given way to 4 decades of work that revere beauty in nature and beauty in industry within his signature aesthetic. For Anderson, steel girders, dry leaves, machine parts and distant train lights are equally as compelling as strawberry flowers, begonias, Asian antiquities and the night sky. Editing down to essential form while adding a touch of embellishment allows his work to embody both minimalist formal truth and decorative adornment. Anderson’s art practice is a beauty-driven way of knowing the world. In this sculpture David Kimball Anderson assembles an arrangement of Metal artifacts in a still life tableaux. In assembling these diverse elements the artist references and challenges the idea of "ready-made", where the unified pieces of the sculpture are transformed into a single art object. Artist's initials inscribed on the artwork "D A 1987". There is something of a Giorgio Morandi quality to the stillness of it. Biography 1946 Born in Los Angeles 1967-1971 San Francisco Art Institute Lives and works in Santa Cruz, California Selected Awards and Grants 1994 Artists Fellowships, New York, individual grant 1993 John Michael Kohler Art Center Residency 1988 National Endowment for the Arts, individual fellowship 1986 Pollack-Krasner Foundation, individual grant 1981 National Endowment for the Arts, individual fellowship 1974 National Endowment for the Arts, individual fellowship Selected One Person Exhibitions 2013 "Altitude", Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO 2013 "to Morris Graves", The Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA 2012 "Travel: Rome", Namche, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2011 Selections from "to Morris Graves", Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO 2010 "In Nature" Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM 2008 "to Morris Graves," Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM 2008 "to Morris Graves," SPUR Projects, Portola Valley, CA 2007 "David Kimball Anderson: to Morris Graves," Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT 2006 "New Buddhas." Linda Durham Gallery Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM 2005 "Wall, Pagoda, Filters," Lemmons Contemporary, New York City, NY 2003 "Winter Tracks," Linda Durham Contemporary Art, New York City, NY 2002 "Baroque Appointments and Machine Parts", Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM 2001 "The Pacific Works: 1995-2001," Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA 1996 "Big Mind," Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1991 "Rust and Ether," Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 1979 "Screens, " San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 1973 The SECA Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA Selected Group Exhibitions 2012 "Looking Back, Looking Ahead, Modern and Contemporary Selections", Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY 2010 "Considered", Freisen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID 2009 "Morris Graves, David Anderson: An Unique Pairing", Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY 2009 "Hearts and Souls", Salzkirche Tangermunde, Tangermunde, Germany 2008 "Gold", Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM 2003 "Surf Culture: Art History of Surfing", San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA 1995 "Inaugural exhibition, Margaret Woodson Fisher Sculpture Gallery, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin 1991 "Singular Visions: Contemporary Sculpture in New Mexico," Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM 1980 "Sculpture in California, 1975-1980", San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA 1975 "The Whitney Biennial," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
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