Stop by AMFM Gallery for the Pilsen Art First Friday Art Walk and check out our monthly featured exhibition, music and refreshments on your art walk stop!
This month we are featuring the art work of David Anthony Geary for a solo exhibition: Point of Contact.
Touch is an essential part of the human experience. In fact it is something that all living beings require. Its absence can be genuinely detrimental to our health. There is a transference of energy and an enhancement of communication that happens when we touch. We live in a society where touch has become a difficult thing to navigate. It has been sexualized without cause and masked as nonsexual with ill intent. This leaves us in a space of avoidance of something integrally necessary for our comfort and communication.
How do we interpret touch? Whether it is touch we see or that we feel. I invite you to touch and be touched, to witness touch, and in those moments think, feel and question what comes at
the point of contact.
David Anthony Geary is an artist working in a variety of mediums. His visual training took place in New Orleans, LA at Xavier University. He remained in this uniquely attractive city to absorb as much of its great culture and heritage as he could. Inspired by beauty. Culture and life experiences fill his work along with the discovery of newness. Constantly pushing, searching and discovering the new while at the same time holding on to the old. It’s not just an aspect of David’s art but an aspect of his character that finds its way into the art. Communicating his perspective of the world around him through a visual language, he became fluent in many dialects of visual art. Building a career as an artist, an educator, as well as a family in New Orleans, has greatly influenced his work both visually and conceptually. His work incorporates painting, printmaking, collage, assemblage, sculpture or photography. The nuance of the human experience, both the introspective and observed are an integral part of his process.
Inspired by culture, beauty, science, mythology and experience. My work is simultaneously engaged in the now, then and still to come. Consistently pushing, searching and discovering the new while at the same time holding on to the old. It’s not just an aspect of my work but an aspect of me that finds its way into the things I create. The nuance of the creative experience, both the introspective and observed are an integral part of my process. Each piece is a dance between intention and intuition, a process of exchange, discovery and experimentation informed as much by the moments of their creation as the research that proceeds them. The portrait specifically serves to explore the nuance of identity.
About Art First Fridays:
Art First Fridays in Pilsen is a collaborative effort initiated by Pilsen Outpost, Hoofprint Workshop & Cobalt Studio. We have come together to create an art walk in a part of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood that is not regularly explored. With the cluster of creative spaces, galleries and studios spread out within the boundaries of Ashland Ave, Western Ave, Blue Island Ave, and 18th St, we were motivated to invite the community and others from around the city to explore the hidden art gems in Pilsen.
Every First Friday of the month there will be a combination of gallery show openings, open studios, and special creative events at each location.
We welcome all to explore, meet, and friend the creative folks that make up this art filled community we live in.