David Douglas Exhibition Opens at Academy Art Museum

David Douglas Still Life with Tulip Magnolia and Onancock House (782x1024) (305 x 400)Contemporary artist David Douglas has the ability to portray people in imaginary spots and place them throughout interior and exterior environments. These Places That I Know: David A. Douglas, will be on display through October 13, 2013 at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibit offers curator-led tours on Friday, September 6 at 12 noon and Wednesday, September 25 at 12 noon.

Douglas has created a powerful collection of works within a hyper-real universe where floors and walls radiate with jewel-like intensity and doors in rough industrial spaces give abruptly onto pastoral scenes. His spatial compositions are visual feasts that lead the eye in and out of doors to observe the scenes. The content of the atmospheres created by Douglas are varied, but coherent. In the works of David Douglas there is a silent solidarity reminiscent of the work of Edward Hopper, and at times the relationships of objects and the spaces remind us of the magic of Magritte.

Douglas’s most recent project brings him to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. His large scale pieces explore the unique beauty and haunting landscape of this special place. David Douglas work is in numerous public, private, and corporate collections, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Chrysler Museum, and the Academy Art Museum.

The exhibition is made possible by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council and Talbot County Arts Council. The Museum is located at 106 South St., Easton, MD, 21601. For further information, call 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit www.academyartmuseum.org.

In photo: David A. Douglas, Still Life with Tulip Magnolia and Onancock House, 2009 Artist’s proof printed with Ultrachrome archival ink on Epson Enhanced Matt archival paper, AAM 2012.014.3 Gift of the artist.