Private Horizon by David Provan
Artist Talk: Thursday, September 7, 6pm
Join us to meet the artist and learn about his process in creating Private Horizon. In addition, a few artists from Painters On Location will be on hand to talk about their work.
About the Artist:
Soon after graduating from high school in California, David Provan joined the Navy, where he flew as an airborne reconnaissance operator in Vietnam. After his discharge, he worked as a carpenter, building houses in Japan and, later, practiced Buddhism at Yang Leshd Monastary in Nepal. Returning to the West, he earned degrees in art and architecture from Yale (B.A. ’79) and the Royal College of Art in London (M.A. ’81). His years in Asia and his interests in art and design coalesced into a long series of sculptures that often embody the ideas of Buddhism and Taoism as manifested in a modernist 21st century design sense.
His work is abstract, but often alludes to the cosmic diagrams of meditation aids of Eastern religions. Provan’s work has been shown in numerous galleries and museums, including Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York; Mindy Oh Gallery, Chicago; Wenger Gallery, Los Angeles; the Fitchburg Art Museum, MA; and the Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Korea. He has completed several public art projects, including a 200’ installation of kinetic sculptures for the New York City subway, and a design for a series of innovative historical markers for the Municipal Art Society, New York, NY.