DAVID ABECASSIS

BLUE MEMORY

August 3 - 13, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3rd, 6-9PM

Blue Memory, 2009, oil on wood, 11 x 9 in.

Blue Memory, 2009, oil on wood, 11 x 9 in.

"I work in painting using photographs from the private and public realm as source material. They are usually collaged, worked and evolve as the painting does. I have been exploring how memory connects us as people. When one can relate to another’s memory by looking at an image, it creates a sense of identification. Hopefully the emotions solicited from looking can repair some discord.  The paintings are always based on a portrait- A portrait of a person or a portrait of a place, a building. Blue Memory is about growing up in the suburbs during the mass migrations of city dwellers to urban borders. I have also been pre-occupied with the question- Are we the same or are we different? Well..  yes. We are different in our lived experience of course, but somehow… the same. I try to find threads of thought and weave them into commentary on life’s musings and tragedies."

- David Abecassis

 

David Abecassis is a painter who explores installation. Past exhibitions include, Mercer Union Gallery in Toronto Canada, and more recently, Field Projects Gallery, The New York Armory, The Painting Center and the Bronx River Art Center in New York.

After Image, 2011, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 in.

After Image, 2011, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 in.

Bleak House, 2015, oil on wood, 9 x 11 in.

Bleak House, 2015, oil on wood, 9 x 11 in.

Camp, 2012, oil on wood, 9 x 11 in.

Camp, 2012, oil on wood, 9 x 11 in.

Chevy II, 2017, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.

Chevy II, 2017, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.

Field, 2014, oil on wood, 11 x 9 in.

Field, 2014, oil on wood, 11 x 9 in.

Sibling, 2009, oil on wood, 9 x 11 in.

Sibling, 2009, oil on wood, 9 x 11 in.

Suburban House 2, 2017, oil on wood, 8 x 10 in.

Suburban House 2, 2017, oil on wood, 8 x 10 in.

Suburban House 3, 2017, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.

Suburban House 3, 2017, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.

Suburban House, 2015, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.

Suburban House, 2015, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.

Yellow Flowers, 2016, oil on wood, 7 x 9 in.

Yellow Flowers, 2016, oil on wood, 7 x 9 in.