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David A. Dreyer
Divining Intelligence, Earth Bound, Eclipsed Shadows

2019

$12,000

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"I want my paintings to be a celebration of pure nature and moment––homage to the sacred spaces of memory. I begin with small automatic drawings, a practice of intuitive organization used as a catalyst for paintings. Drawings originate in the realm between the hand and eye, a sensuous experience with seemingly endless possibilities. It is more difficult to explain what I paint than why––which is to create a unique image that discloses personal recognition of things never seen and space that imparts a sense of self. My process is organic, evolving through moments of insightful meditation that fuel curiosity and reveal discoveries with uncertain predictability. I take from the familiar as dreams take from the real. In mining an area of the unfamiliar, a place where dream and invention exist, I refine that which can only be imagined––till things never seen seem familiar." —David A. Dreyer, 2019 David A. Dreyer finds inspiration in stillness—stillness in nature and in the isolation of his studio. Observations of the vast landscapes and skies in Texas and New Mexico inform his personal language of pictorial elements built over time in layers of color and line. The process of painting is an uncertain path, fueled by curiosity and listening. Small graphite drawings are the impetus for Dreyer’s oil paintings, which develop through intuitive responses to the work as it progresses. Phrases written on the edge of the canvas at critical stages of the paintings’ development become titles in poetic verse that reveal transitions in Dreyer’s path within the abstract. David A. Dreyer earned his BFA in 1990 and his MFA in 1992, both from Southern Methodist University. He lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Valley House Gallery has presented seven solo exhibitions of his work since 2005. The overall dimensions, including the artist-made frame, are 49 1/2 x 55 1/2 inches.

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