Time Travel: New Paintings by David King

David King, Dick’s Picnic, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 38 × 38 inches, Courtesy of the artist

Time Travel: New Paintings by David King offers a sense of nostalgia in an unexpected way. King, first-prize winner of ARTneo’s Cleveland Creates 2017 exhibition, gives faded memories a sense of urgency and puzzlement. The bright fluorescent colors and expressive paint application jolt the viewer’s perceptions of the vintage candid photography source materials that inspire his paintings.

David King writes of these works, “Time Travel is a series of invented narratives based on old family photos. The work allows viewers to reconnect with their own memories. Much of family history is exclusively documented through photography. This allows room for interpretation while filling in the blanks. This body of work transcends the photographic image with new media and humor, injecting the storyline with an alternate version of truth.”

Time Travel: New Works by David King opens Saturday, December 7, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Visit artneo.org for more details.




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