November 12 - January 7, 2023
From Valley House Gallery:
“Valley House Gallery in North Dallas presents David A. Dreyer’s solo exhibition “Cold Mountain Jam” including recent paintings by the Dallas-based artist.
“I live, and we all live, to breathe our own special note into this world.” —Ken Kesey
David A. Dreyer was born in Dallas in 1958 and earned his BFA and MFA from SMU. The paintings in this exhibition are inspired by music, nature, and the Cold Mountain poems of Chinese poet Han-shan. Observations of vast landscapes and the cosmos inform Dreyer’s personal language of pictorial elements. Small graphite drawings are the catalyst for Dreyer’s oil paintings, which are built over time in layers of color and line and develop through intuitive responses. This process of painting is uncertain, fueled by curiosity and listening. Phrases written on the edge of the canvas at critical stages of the paintings’ development become titles in poetic verse revealing Dreyer’s path within the abstract.
About this exhibition, Dreyer states:
“Cold Mountain Jam is a tribute to that journey of authentic expression shaped by the textures of life, the liberation of light, and the sensual perception of music’s cosmic landscape.”
This is David A. Dreyer’s ninth solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery.”
Reception: November 12, 2022 | 6–8 pm
6616 Spring Valley Road
Dallas, 75254 TX
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