david dubose : mantle

David DuBose, "El Jardin" (detail), graphite on photograph, 2018




With Mantle, David DuBose's latest BRG exhibition, the artist examines the significance others have played in his own life while understanding that taking a closer look at these relationships also means examining himself. DuBose finds the individuals who have had the most profound impact remain with him in his thoughts, sustained in his emotional life, and give weight to his own proclivities. 

David DuBose, "Performing Bear, photograph and graphite on paper, 46 x 35 in.

"The memories and associations with which I tie their lives to mine," he explains, "often arise with sudden and unexpected insight, overlaying an enduring process."

A BRG artist member since 2009, DuBose’s images draw strongly from personal, familial and political histories, often incorporating appropriated photographic or illustrative elements. Painterly and expressive in character, they are immediate responses to experience, memory and emotion. His juxtaposition of isolated elements and visual layers can suggest a narrative, bringing together diverse ideas and providing a vehicle for social, cultural and political self-examination.

DuBose has had artist residencies in Germany, Canada, Ireland and the United States. He lived in Ireland for thirteen years, where he taught printmaking at the University of Ulster in Belfast and served as the Director of Seacourt Print Workshop for many years before eventually returning to the United States. DuBose teaches art at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and continues to exhibit regionally, nationally and internationally. His works belong to numerous public and private collections, including the AIB Collection of Modern Irish Art and the Colorprint USA Collection, among others.

This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Paulo Dufour and Randell Henry. All works from these three artists are on view, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun) through September 27, 2018.