DAVID DORNAN

November 4 - November 25, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday | November 4, 2016 | 4:00-7:00 pm

DAVID DORNAN


David Dornan resides in Helper, Utah. He resigned a 17-year university faculty position to pursue his painting career full time. David has produced a sizable body of work, focusing most recently on a series of still life motif paintings. His work is in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States. Throughout his career he has received purchase awards, prizes, best of show awards, and/or high placement in nearly every exhibition he has entered. David has also won many academic and professional awards and he has been exhibiting nationally for nearly 20 years.

Remarkable things happen to commonplace objects in David's paintings. A can or jar, a flower, a paint brush- a palette as a sole subject or as elements in a complex composition take on a monumental quality through scale changes and central placement. The objects painted assume a commanding presence through his assertive paint application. Immediacy and spontaneity are achieved not only with a brush, but also through the smear of a thumb, the wipe of a rag, and the "weight and speed" of a drip.

Allure Allure
Oil on canvas
2016
30 x 24 inches
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Synoptic Synoptic
Oil on canvas
2016
60 x 52 inches
 
Refract Refract
Oil on canvas
2016
30 x 24 inches
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Necessity Necessity
Oil on canvas
2016
60 x 52 inches
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Parade Parade
Oil on canvas
2016
52 x 60 inches
 
Yield Yield
Oil on canvas
2016
28 x 24 inches
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Ocean Ocean
Oil on canvas
2016
30 x 24 inches
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Syndicate II Syndicate II
Oil on canvas
2016
32 x 36 inches
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Hollyhock Hollyhock
Oil on canvas
2016
30 x 24 inches
 
Consequence Consequence
Oil on canvas
2016
40 x 45 inches
 
Departure Departure
Oil on canvas
2016
60 x 48 inches
 
Displacement Displacement
Oil on canvas
2016
40 x 45 inches
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Disarray Disarray
Oil on canvas
2016
24 x 28 inches
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Collision Collision
Oil on canvas
2016
24 x 28 inches
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Arrival Arrival
Oil on canvas
2016
50 x 45 inches
 
Balance Balance
Oil on canvas
2016
50 x 45 inches
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