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David Halliday
Still Life with Cushaw (Sepia Toned Still Life Photograph of Vegetable, Framed)

1997

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Contemporary still life sepia toned photograph of cushaw squash, black cherries, and banana vines on a tabletop by David Halliday Sepia toned silver gelatin print, edition 1 of 25 17.5 x 17.5 inches unframed 23 x 35.5 inches in dark stained wood frame with non-glare glass, 8-ply mat and wire backing Signed lower right with atelier stamp This contemporary still life photograph was taken by David Halliday in 1995. The sepia toned silver gelatin print beautifully captures a still life of assorted vegetables and fruits on a simply draped tablecloth. A delicate pile of luscious black cherries rest beside a downward facing white cushaw squash, while thick banana vines enter the view from above. Contrasts in light and shadow accentuate the cushaw's smooth curves and the crinkled tablecloth fabric. This print, 1st in the edition of 25, is protected in a dark stained wood frame with non-glare glass and an 8-ply white mat. The artist's signature is located in the lower right corner with the atelier stamp. More about the work: A master of light, David Halliday produces lush and elegant images that are both classical and modern. Celebrated for his ‘purist’ eye, he poetically captures the nude male body in a selection of sepia-toned prints from 1996. Rarely revealing the model's face, Halliday prefers to focus on the natural drape of limbs, soft folds of flawless skin, and curvature of the spine. Overall, a stunningly intimate portrayal of the male form done with elegance and charm. David Halliday is a master of still photography. He is known for his captivating portraiture, his still-lifes of exquisite ripened fruit (some with sexual undertones), his ethereal landscapes and his anthropological renderings of ordinary objects. But within the serene stillness of his works lie movement and life. About the Artist: David Halliday's photographs are about beauty, pure and simple. His primary subjects are carefully composed still lifes, portraits and landscapes which he shoots in black and white film with only natural light. He is a purist behind the lens, rarely manipulating his negatives in any way, and a master in the darkroom. His work has an ethereal quality that's translated not only through the subject, but also by the warm colors and sepia tones he uses in his printing. Elements of Halliday’s formal education and his life experience are evident in his work. His series of black and white and color still-lifes of fruits and vegetables show influences of Renaissance and early 20th-century still-lifes. He counts painters like Cotan, Carravaggiio and Morandi and photographers Steichen, Disfarmer and Weston among those whose aesthetics he admires. Resume: Born 1958, Glen Cove, New York Lives in Schodack Landing, NY EDUCATION 1998 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina 1988 The Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, Maine 1976-79 Syracuse University, New York 1974-76 Wooster School Community Art Center, Danbury, Connecticut SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2013 Threadbare/New Photographs, Arthur Roger Galley, New Orleans, LA McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX 2012 The Past Still Present, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA 2010 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA Wessel+O’Connor Fine Art, Lambertville, NJ Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA Graficas Gallery, Nantucket, MA 2009 Culinary Delights, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX Two Decades: David Halliday, Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson, NY 2008 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA Still-Life, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY Watermark Gallery, Houston TX Strange Fruit: David Halliday and Greg Kuharic, La Motta Fine Art, Hartford, CT 2007 George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2006 Penultimate, 12 Orange Fine Art, Nantucket, MA Artifacts: Photographs by David Halliday, MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 2005 Watermark Gallery, Houston, TX 2004 George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Sailor’s Valentine Gallery, Nantucket, MA The Box Series, John Stevenson Gallery, New York, NY Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID Still Lifes and Landscapes, Bassetti Fine Art Photographs, New Orleans, LA 2003 Wooded Scenes, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2002 Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA Edward Carter Gallery, Lewes, DE 2001 Wessel + O’Connor Fine Arts, New York, NY Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY Bassetti Fine Arts Photographs, New Orleans, LA Sailor’s Valentine Gallery, Nantucket, MA 2000 Fong / Heimerdinger Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID Wessel + O’Connor Fine Arts, New York, NY Sailor’s Valentine Gallery, Nantucket, MA 1999 Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA Bassetti Fine Arts Photographs, New Orleans, LA Sailor’s Valentine Gallery, Nantucket, MA 1998 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY (X) Gallery, Nantucket, MA 1997 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA Bridgewater / Lustberg Gallery, New York, NY Bassetti Fine Arts Photographs, New Orleans, LA 1996 Cole Pratt Gallery, New Orleans, LA Bridgewater / Lustberg Gallery, New York, NY 1995 Cole Pratt Gallery, New Orleans, LA Icons Gallery, New Orleans, LA Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hudson, NY 1994 Bridgewater / Lustberg Gallery, New York, NY Icons Gallery, New Orleans, LA 1992 Icons Gallery, New Orleans, LA Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2007 The Dark Room, New Orleans, LA Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2006 Emotional Rescue: Three From New Orleans, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC 2005 In Search of Eden, Stephanie Hoppen, London, England 2004 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2003 Sailor's Valentine Gallery, Nantucket, MA Carrie Haddad Gallery, Nantucket, MA 2002 Sailor's Valentine Gallery, Nantucket, MA Bassetti Fine Art Photographs, New Orleans, LA 2001 Festival Garonne, Toulouse, France Edward Carter Gallery, Lewes, DE 2000 The Selective Eye, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID Contemporary Photography by Emerging and Established Talent, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma Photography Now, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA Revelations: Male Nudes, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 1999 Male IV, Julian Hartnoll Gallery, London Young Work, New Work, Locus Gallery, St. Louis, MI Twig, Los Angeles, CA 1998 Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are, Hanson Gallery, New Orleans Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA 1997 Carnival, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC Entergy Louisiana Open, The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA 1996 The Portrait, Marlborough Gallery, NY Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN 1995 Southside Gallery, Oxford, MI 1994 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY Brown's Fine Art, Jackson, MS 1992 (X) Gallery, Nantucket, MA Pittsfield Museum, Pittsfield, MA COLLECTIONS New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA Banana Republic Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee New Orleans Museum of Art SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Aletti, Vince. "Photo Reviews." The Village Voice, 13 February 1996. Bennett, Steve. “Still life with camera.” S.A. Life, 21 October 2009. Bookhardt, D. Eric. "Art on the Walls." Gambit Weekly (New Orleans), 31 January 1995. Bookhardt, D. Eric. "Open Season." Gambit Weekly (New Orleans), 10 June 1997. Bookhardt, D. Eric. "Postmodern Time Travel". Gambit Weekly (New Orleans), 7 October 1997. Bookhardt, D. Eric. “Inner and Outer Light.” Gambit Weekly (New Orleans), 13 April 2004. Burton, Marda. "Life Behind the Gates." Veranda XV/6 (November / December 2001): 154. De Yampert, Vesta. "Creative Spaces." New Orleans Home and Lifemargin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.5in;tab-stops:45.0pt"> Fairclough, Julia. "Halliday Captures the Exotic with His Photography." Inquirer and Mirror (Nantucket, MA), 27 August 1998. "Heavenly Opportunities, Saints Calendar Party Benefits Charities." The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 1 September 1999. Hood, Susan. “’Strange Fruit’ In Pottery and Through the Lens: Art Exhibit.”, 29 October 2008. Kennedy, Margaret. "Frame Up". House Beautiful (March 1997). Leddick, David. Naked Men Too: Liberating the Male Nude, 1950-2000. New York: Universe Publishing, 2000. Leddick, David. Male Nude Now: New Visions for the 21st Century. New York: Universe Publishing, 2001. MacCash, Doug. "David Halliday: A lensman Who Likes New Orleans." The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 14 July 2000. MacCash, Doug. "New Developments: CAC Surveys the State of the Art of Photography." The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 14 July 2000. McCulley, Russell. "Still and Alive, Exotic and Mundane: Photographs by David Halliday." Impact 21/2 (January 19 - February 1, 1996): cover, 16-17. McLellan, Marian S. "Downing, Halliday, Hirsch." New Orleans Art Review 15/3 (January/February, 1997): 12-15. Mead, Walter Russell. "Let's Buy Siberia." GQ (March 1993). Pearson, Liz. “An Eye for Food,” Zester, 28 January 2010. Rasmussen, Henry. "David Halliday." Black and White Magazine 10 (December 2000): 116-119. Read, Mimi. “David Halliday.” Southern Accents, September/October 2004. Rubin, David S. Photography Now: An International Survey of Contemporary Photography. New Orleans: Contemporary Arts Center, 2000. Span, Paula. "It's a Girl's World." The Washington Post, 22 June 1997. Waddington, Chris. "CAC Show Takes Sweeping Look at Louisiana Art" The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 2 May 1997. Waddington, Chris. "Compare, Contrast and Enjoy These Photo Shows." The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 24 October 1997. Waddington, Chris. "Galleries Gave Great Free Shows Monthly." The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 2 January 1998. Wolf, Elaine. “Sins of the Flesh.” San Antonio Current, 4 November 2009.
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