Thursday, September 29, 2011

Art of the Real: David Poxon RI


On Display from April 6, 2012 – April 30, 2012

CHARLESTON, SC (September 2011)- M Gallery of Fine Art SE is pleased to present “Art of the Real,” an exhibition featuring watercolorists Angus McEwan RWS ARWS, David Poxon RI, Denis Ryan RWS and Sandra Walker RI. As with many movements in the history of art, these artists have come together in celebration of common ideals. The show will be composed of approximately 40 watercolors, with 10 pieces from each artist. The show will hang from April 6th – April 30th, after which time it will travel to other cities in the U.S. The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 6th, in tandem with the First Friday Art Walk.

David Poxon RI

The need to feel a strong personal connection to their subjects is evident throughout the groups’ work. David Poxon’s paintings of abandoned objects are visually stunning and denote a past – a hidden story of work and toil.  This is a recurring theme in his work, whether it’s a piece of machinery, a lock, a door, sometimes a mountain of old metal and broken tools, that are all in a state of reclamation by nature. What once were things created and used by man, then discarded, become objects of adornment.

When a painting works there is a resonance, which stretches beyond both subject and picture plane, reaching out to the viewer and transcending a mere visual experience. To be able to convey something of the 'real' of my subjects, which are the commonplace, the overlooked, the places and work things of mankind, is a powerful and stimulating experience, a joyful and respectful thing.                                                                                           
David Poxon

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