Art by Dave Durrance on display at Anderson Ranch
September 19, 2014
Artist and longtime Aspen resident Dave Durrance will debut his new works at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in from Sept. 8 through Oct. 3 in the Patton-Malott and Gideon Gartner Galleries.
Intrigued by depth, space and color on a flat surface, Durrance began his series, "Multiples," at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center during a studio intensive painting workshop with David Hornung, according to a statement. The works capture large-scale images onto multiple canvases, luring the eye in many directions. Working in strong colors, from a bright orange to a deep blue and a lavender pastel, the exhibition brightens the walls of the barn gallery.
Durrance, an Aspen native, grew up in a ski-focused family. His father, Dick Durrance, was the first general manager of Aspen Skiing Co. While he is recognized as a ski racer, U.S. Ski Team and collegiate coach and successful retailer, Dave knew art would play a significant role in his life. Recently, he returned to painting full-time and has participated in numerous group shows throughout the valley.
Dave received his bachelor's of fine arts in painting from the University of Denver and primarily works in acrylic. His work is heavily influenced by artist Herbert Beyer and other Bauhaus artists. Past exhibitions include shows at LivAspenArt Gallery, the Aspen Chapel Gallery and the Aspen Art Museum.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 9.
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