David Brody, Dalmation Variation, Number 14, 16 in x 22 in, 2012, Archival Inkjet
Sex, Death, and Geometry: A Thirty-Year Retrospective
David Brody has been a Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Washington School of Art since 1996. The exhibit will illustrate the changes in content, procedures, and materials that have marked his work over time:
"For close to three decades I made figurative oil paintings. The narrative content spanned sex, violence, and death, and, at times, the work was tinged with humor,” says Brody.
Beginning in 2006 it became apparent to Brody that he no longer needed the human figure to investigate the visual relationships that occupied his artistic practice. Brody’s most recent pieces are archival ink jet prints that blend digital with traditional techniques to explore the nature of grids, lines, and geometric forms in space.
David Brody was born in New York City. He did his undergraduate work at Columbia University and Bennington College and received his MFA in painting from Yale University. In addition to solo exhibitions at Gallery NAGA in Boston, Ester Claypool in Seattle, Gescheidle in Chicago, and Galeria Gilde in Portugal his work has been featured in over seventy group shows. Brody has received numerous awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a Fulbright Grant, a Basil H. Alkazzi Award, an Elizabeth Foundation Grant, two Massachusetts Artist Fellowships, two University of Washington Royalty Research Fund Grants, and was a Fellow at the Shave International Artists’ Workshop in Somerset, England.
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