On view March 1 – March 30, 2016
Art reception on March 5th SATURDAY 6 – 8:30 pm
EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
EBK Gallery is pleased to show selected drawings by the artist David Borawski. David is mostly known for his engaging and provocative conceptual video and installation pieces.
Those who follow his work will quickly see that his frequent source of reference happens to be ideas dealing with explosive or charged subjects, as in social issues, political issues, economic issues, media obsessions, etc. For me this series of drawings make perfect sense. They’re detonations found in the public domain, the symbol of the release of energy, the blast. -E.B.K.
“I create conceptually driven work that seeks to exploit our collective memory of politics, pop culture, art history, scandal and war, invoking visual and cognitive signs, or “clues”, that elicit a (sub)conscious nostalgia, building multiple layers of information to be considered and processed.
For the exhibition BLAST, digital “clip art” of explosions that were found on the internet are transformed into analog drawings of ink on tyvek. With the media bombardment of images on the web depicting war zones, riots and protests, environmental and space disasters, the iconic image of the smoke plume is forever etched upon our minds.” -D.Borawski.
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Solo Exhibitions (selected):
2016 Blast, EBK Gallery, Hartford, CT. (March)
2016 Wicked Garden, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT. (March)
2015 Sell Me Down the River, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
2014 God Save Your Mad Parade, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.
2013 At the Start of the End of History, ArtWalk, Hartford, CT
In the Next Worlds Fair, The Orison Project, Essex, CT.
2012 Somewhere Between Support and Collapse, Elon University, Elon, NC.
2011 The Other Side, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2009 Goes Around Comes Around, Artspace, New Haven, CT.
Born to Win, Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
2007 Learn to Forget, Olin Gallery, W & J College, Washington, PA.
2002 Strange Days, Samuel T. Chen Gallery, C.C.S.U, New Britain, CT.
1998 Redivider, NewSpace Gallery, M.C.C., Manchester, CT.
1997 Twist and Crawl, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA.
1992 Recent Allegations, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
Group Exhibitions (selected):
2015 Violent Nature, Dehn Gallery, Manchester, CT.
Borawski, Fusigna, Roleke, Space B, Brooklyn, NY.
2014 CT(un)bound, Artspace, New Haven, CT.
TEMPEST, The Institute Library, New Haven, CT.
2013 Road Trip, work-detroit, Detroit, MI.
7th Water Tower Arts Festival, SAMCA, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2012 Illuminated Universe, Artspace, New Haven, CT.
Seen/Unseen, Wiseman Gallery, Rogue College, Grants Pass, OR.
2011 I Think It’s Conceptual!, John Slade Ely Art Center, New Haven, CT.
Lightworks 2011, Grimsby Minster, Grimsby, United Kingdom.
2010 PixelPops! V6, outdoor locations in Brooklyn, NY and Newark, NJ.
What If? 60 X 60, Axiom Gallery, Boston, MA.
Magmart, PAN Screening Program, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Italy.
2009 Liquid, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, MCC, Manchester, CT.
2007 Lineal Investigations, Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT.
50,000 Beds, Aldrich Museum/Real Art Ways/Artspace, CT. (catalogue).
Furious: The Angry Show, Eyebeam, Atlanta, GA.
Visual Noise, UMC Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
2006 The Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY.
2005 Innocent Beauty-Lolita, AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Other America, Exit Art, New York, NY.
Capturing Utopia, Fournos Centre for Digital Culture, Athens, Greece.
2000 Chance Future, Artpool Art Research Center. Budapest, Hungary.
Künstlerbanknoten, Museum für Moderne Kunst Weddel, Weddel, Germany,
1999 All Mimsy Were the Borogoves, ABC No Rio, New York, NY.
1998 Disappearing Act, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY.
Material World, Spaces, Cleveland, OH.
1996 Copiacabana Project, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain.
New Work ’96, ARTSPACE, New Haven, CT. (Bill Arning, juror).
Benefit and Open Exhibitions (selected):
2011 Exchange with Sol LeWitt, MassMoca, North Adams, MA.
2010 Instructions for Initial Conditions, Drift Station, Lincoln, NE.
2006 Post It, Atkinson Gallery, Southport, United Kingdom.
2004/14 Postcards From the Edge, Visual Aids Benefit, New York, NY.
2002 Free Manifesta, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
1994 The First Fundraising Event, American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY.
Benefit Exhibition and Auction, The New Museum, New York, NY.
2014 Hartford Business Development Grant for Artists, Hartford, CT.
2012 Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant, Hartford, CT.
2008 New Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship, GHAC, Hartford, CT.
2001 Connemara Conservancy Foundation, Dallas, TX. (with Gil Scullion).
Curatorial Projects (selected):
2015 Tempest, The Institute Library, New Haven, CT.
2013 Shifting Territories, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT.
MAINIFOLD, The Dirt Salon, Hartford, CT.
2012 OVERHEAD UNDER FOOT, John Slade Ely Art Center, New Haven, CT.
RIDE, The Dirt Salon, Hartford, CT.
X5, ATOM Space @ EViSIONFEST, Hartford, CT.
NOW ON, ATOM Space, Hartford, CT.
AS IT EVER WAS, ATOM Space, Hartford, CT.
2010 Guest Juror, Step-Up, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
2001 ANYMORE, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
1999 DD-MM-YY, alternative space, Hartford, CT.
1998 Tick Tick Tick, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
1997 Twister, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
Appel, Alan. TEMPEST Strikes Library, New Haven Independant (1/9/15) http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/tempest_strikes_library/id_73065
Markonish, Denise. 45 Check-Ins, essay in 50,000 Beds exhibition catalogue,
Artspace, New Haven; Real Art Ways, Hartford; The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT.
Löbach-Hinweiser, Bernd. Künstlerbanknoten, essay in Künstlerbanknoten
exhibition catalogue, Museum für moderne Kunst, Weddel, Germany.
Damsker, Matt. Edgy Art Inhabits Hartford Foundry, The Hartford Courant (2/7/99) pp.G5.
Utter, Douglas Max. Material World, New Art Examiner (June) pp.59.
Putre, Laura. Plants, Parties and Polyester, The Cleveland Free Times (3/18/98) pp.22.
Keedle, Jayne. A D.I.Y. Gallery, The Hartford Advocate (11/21/97) pp.19, photograph
Latter, Ruth. From Construction Sites, The Daily Progress (Va.) (5/22/97) pp. D1.
Rush, Michael. Six Artists, Art New England (Feb/March 1997) pp.36.
McNally, Owen. RAW Talent, The Hartford Courant (5/24/96) pp.E5, photograph.
Karmel, Terese. Boarding up the Academy, The Chronicle (7/29/94) pp.7, photograph.
Raynor, Vivian. A Storefront Exhibition Meant to Nurture the Nontraditional,
The New York Times (4/10/94) pp. 22 CN.