Five-Minute Tours: Dan Sutherland at Moody Gallery, Houston

by Glasstire March 11, 2022

Note: the following is part of Glasstire’s series of short videos, Five-Minute Tours, for which commercial galleries, museums, nonprofits and artist-run spaces across the state of Texas send us video walk-throughs of their current exhibitions. This will continue while the coronavirus situation hinders public access to exhibitions. Let’s get your show in front of an audience.

See other Five-Minute Tours here.

Dan Sutherland: My Father’s Desk at Moody Gallery, Houston. Dates: January 29 – March 12, 2022.

Via the gallery:

“Moody Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Dan Sutherland. My Father’s Desk marks his sixth solo exhibition with the gallery and will be on view January 29 – March 12, 2022.

The artist states — ‘Historical influences range from Dutch Still Life, Analytic Cubism, Romantic Landscape Painting, and Post-Impressionism, each of which informs color, shape, space, and surface in varied ways.  Some of my current work use a typical Western-European domestic interior as a starting point.  Art historical precedents collide with architectural and interior design magazine photography, injecting standard commercial imagery with dramatic instability and visual eclecticism.  As such, my paintings fuse common pictorial conventions with graphic and painterly invention, offering something deeply familiar and, hopefully, profoundly strange.’

Dan Sutherland was born in Dover, New Hampshire and currently lives and works in Austin, Texas where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1988 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University, New York in 1991. Sutherland’s work has been included in exhibitions at the McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas; McAllen Museum of Art, McAllen, Texas; Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas; Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas; Diverse Works, Houston, Texas; Metcalf Gallery, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana; Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida; Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, New York; and The Laholm Drawing Museum, Hasttorget, Sweden. He is also a recipient of an ArtPace Foundation London Studio Program Grant and a Leopold Schepp Foundation Grant.”

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