New Gallery Show appearance! Surreal Salon 14, January 2022

By on December 4th, 2021
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For the third time, one of my art pieces has been accepted to appear in the annual Surreal Salon show at the Baton Rouge Gallery – Center for Contemporary Art. I’m so happy to have been selected out of more than 400 submissions this year.

The entry that was selected is The Egg (All Things Are Alive 29) shown below and found in my gallery here:  https://www.daviddavid.net/artwork/the-egg-all-things-are-alive-29/

This year’s judge is the amazingly talented Carrie Ann Baade who personally selected each work to be included in the exhibition.  

Baade is an American painter whose work quotes from, interacts with, and deeply relates to art history. Baade paints in dialogue with relevant masterpieces in order to reclaim them in a surreal narrative that is simultaneously biographical. Baade received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and received her MFA from the University of Delaware. She works in Tallahassee, where she is a full Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University. 

Since 2005, Baade has had more than 20 solo exhibitions at museums and other venues nationally and internationally. Her exhibits include: Mesa Contemporary Museum of Art (2018), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville (2012), the Delaware Contemporary (2007), La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles (2018), and the Ningbo Art Museum in China (2007). Her works have also been exhibited at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Harwood Museum in Taos, the Instituto de America de Santa Fe in Granada in Spain, and the Centrum Promocji Kultury Warszawa Praga Południe in Poland.

The Egg (All Things Are Alive 29)
The Egg (All Things Are Alive 29)


George Floyd portrait selected to appear in online gallery show

By on August 15th, 2020
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My portrait to honor George Floyd has been selected by the show judge to appear in an online gallery show “Art for Social Change: Dissent” sponsored by the Oak Park Art League. The Oak Park Art League (OPAL) was founded in 1921and is one of the longest, continually-running non-profit arts organizations in Illinois.

Each work of art selected for the show will be made available for purchase of $75 in 11″ x 17″ size on white card stock. Sales profits will be split between the artist, OPAL and the Chicago Chapter of Black Lives Matter. The show runs October 6 – October 30.

I currently sell prints of this artwork in my Etsy store at 9″ x 12″ size, while donating all profits to Black Lives Matter. Find it here: https://bit.ly/HonorFloyd

Portrait of George Floyd


Artwork selected for prestigious gallery show – Surreal Salon 11

By on December 8th, 2018
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What an honor! For the second year in a row, one of my drawings was selected to be in the Surreal Salon show at the Baton Rouge Gallery – Center for Contemporary Art. The judge this year was the phenomenally talented Camille Rose Garcia.

Surreal Salon, the annual exhibition celebrating the growing quality, popularity, and diversity of the pop-surrealist/lowbrow movement, returns to Baton Rouge Gallery for its eleventh year in January 2019. The exhibition, to be held January 3 – 31, 2019, in partnership with the LSU School of Art, will aim to once again feature works from artists around the world, giving audiences a unique multi-sensory experience with one-of-a-kind contemporary art typically not seen in this region.

The art below was selected for the exhibit and will only be available for purchase for a limited time, through the gallery between now and closing of the show.

All Things Are Alive 3 – Selected to appear in the Surreal Salon 11 show at the Baton Rouge Gallery – Center for Contemporary Art


University hosting reading groups for A Greater Monster

By on January 16th, 2018
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I was excited to discover that the University of Southern Indiana’s official library reading group is hosting two reading groups for A Greater Monster on February 14 and February 15. Event is listed on Facebook here.


My psychedelic drawings on Etsy

By on October 3rd, 2017
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I’ve opened an Etsy store to sell custom, commissioned portraits and abstract art as well as finished pieces. Find it here: Psychedelic Art by Commission The drawings are on acid-free archival paper with a variety of markers. I take anywhere from 6 – 8 weeks on each piece, working with a magnifying glass to produce very fine lines.

Psychedelic Abstract Art 2

Psychedelic Abstract Art 3

Psychedelic Portrait 1

I seek through my art to represent the life and movement that makes up the entire universe. There is no surface or area of space that is not filled with energy and movement; quantum particles pop in and out of existence even in deepest space. It’s the quantum foam of existence. So through my detailed marker drawings, I am representing this endless energy and the unity of animate and inanimate objects—at a subatomic level, it is all one. Matter is just one form of energy. I’m creating a sensation of life through inorganic abstract shapes.