CSULB Painting Professor Daniel Dove has a solo exhibition at Philip Martin Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Frolic, the show of new oil-on-canvas, highly-rendered, surreal landscapes explore painting and the paradoxes of modern life. These paintings envision solitary moments of contemplation and repose. They offer clarity and concealment: glimpsed figures and oblique messages, crisply illuminated. These works specifically derive from Dove’s past while living in Texas, where he experienced a rapidly expanding urban landscape that seemed to grow in all directions, to boom and then to bust, entropically folding in on themselves. One particular fascination for Dove in these places was monumental public sculpture, placed by well-meaning civic organizations or corporations, graffitied and standing lonely in the landscape. All the hope as well as all the failure lay the groundwork for yet something else – new beginnings and new possibilities for human experience. The exhibition will run from October 16, 2020 through December 11, 2020.
Congratulations Professor Dove!