Tubman Museum Acquires Gaither's Major Work
15 July 2016 (Macon, GA) – The Tubman Museum is excited to announce that an important new work will be added to its permanent collection of African American art by a talented young Georgia native, David Gaither, an Atlanta-based artist known for his expansive paintings that combine bright colors with innovative shapes. Gaither will be at the Museum on Wednesday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m. to present his painting entitled, The Grand Mural, to the Museum.
David Gaither is a self-taught painter who earned a degree in Finance from Morehouse College and an MBA from Dartmouth College. He began making art at the age of three and was influenced artistically by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as contemporary artists, including KAWS.
Gaither has established a career as an exhibiting artist by participating in solo and group shows across the United States and abroad. A popular contemporary artist in high demand, Gaither’s upcoming exhibitions include Art Basel Miami in November 2016, Art Basel Hong Kong in March 2017, and a six-month show at the Albany Museum of Art beginning in June 2017. He also is preparing work for a major exhibition to be open for five months at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in 2018.
Currently on display as part of a Tubman Museum Collections Gallery exhibition called David Gaither: Growth & Expansion, Gaither’s painting, The Grand Mural, is the largest in a series of large scale paintings on canvas that have garnered the artist much acclaim. In addition to its scale, the work is noteworthy because it features Spiritman, one of the artist’s favorite cosmic travelers, an image that was influenced by iconographies taken from the art of Native Americans of the Northwest coasts of the U.S. and Canada. Native American motifs that have a personal meaning were integrated into the painting by the artist, who wanted to create a living mural that allows the viewer to feel the constant progression and evolution of his or her life.
Everyone is invited to meet David Gaither on Wednesday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m., as he officially presents The Grand Mural to the Tubman Museum. The “David Gaither: Growth & Expansion” exhibition will be on display through July 23, 2016.
About the Tubman Museum
The Tubman Museum – the largest museum of its type in the nation – is dedicated to educating all people about the art, history and culture of African Americans. Founded in 1981 and named for Harriet Tubman, the “Black Moses” who led hundreds of slaves to freedom, the Museum fulfills its mission through diverse permanent and changing exhibitions, innovative educational programming, cutting edge technology, print and digital publications, festivals, lectures, concerts, and a host of special events throughout the year. Find out more about the Tubman Museum of African American Art, History and Culture at www.tubmanmuseum.com
The Tubman Museum will premiere a major exhibition of work by David Gaither, opening to the public on May 13, 2016. The solo exhibition features a comprehensive view of the progression of his Maximalism movement, including works such as earlier murals to exclusive triptychs never before exhibited. Growth & Expansion has been organized exclusively for the Tubman Museum by Jeffrey Bruce, Director of Exhibitions.
Described as sophisticated, hyper-dynamic tapestries that blur the confines of the figurative and abstract, reality and fantasy, David Gaither's work is accessible on a global scale. David's use of rich colors, elaborate shapes/patterns and multicultural iconographies are but a taste of what is to come with his Maximalism movement. Gaither's works have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, and are now in private, corporate and permanent museum collections.
Exhibition catalogues can be purchased here:
Please join us for David Gaither's solo exhibition at the Tubman Museum:
Growth & Expansion
May 13 – July 24, 2016
The Tubman Museum of African American Art, History and Culture
310 Cherry St,
Macon, GA 31201
David has a busy schedule for the summer, fall and beyond:
In addition, David will be in the National Black Arts Festival Art Auction in July; more details will follow.
Furthermore, David will have a solo exhibition at Maintain in Los Angeles, CA. His Kaleidoscope Collection, developed exclusively for Maintain, will be unveiled for the very first time.
2643 N Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065
David has two new shows coming up in April:
A Comprehensive Collection Of Works Available For Purchase Via Blurb.com
David's new book is now available for purchase via Blurb: http://blur.by/1c6Shbv. What better a gift for yourself, a friend or a loved one for the holidays? Please follow the link and select your favorable format (i.e., softcover, hardcover, etc.). This book serves as a comprehensive study of David's expansive, colorful and intricate paintings, from the motif-oriented murals to the groundbreaking works in his Maximalism movement. In addition, viewers can contact David directly to purchase his respective works.
David Debuts New Works In Maximalism At The "Twenty Thirteen Annual Group Exhibition"
David will debut new works in Maximalism at the "Twenty Thirteen" annual group exhibition. More details are below:
David Gaither will be having a closing exhibition at the Stuart McClean Gallery on Friday, August 23rd, 2013, from 5pm to 12am. New pieces will be introduced as well. Please join us for a night filled with fine art and fine people.
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(770) 843- 0264
David's summer exhibition at the Stuart McClean Gallery in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, July 27th, 2013, was a true success. We greatly appreciate all the support! News on future exhibitions will be announced shortly.
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