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DAVID DATUNA

ELEMENTS

Exhibition: May 1 – June 7, 2014

Reception: Thursday, May 1 – 6pm

 

Birnam Wood Galleries is pleased to announce David Datuna’s solo show titled Elements will run from May 1st through June 7th at the gallery’s Chelsea location in New York.

 

Taking the measure of identity is fraught with risk for a visual artist.  With this exhibition of new portraits, David Datuna explores that challenge in ways that tell us much about his subjects’ identity, and at the same time, something about ourselves and our shared narrative of history and culture. From Lincoln to Elvis, from Martin Luther King to Andy Warhol, Datuna has chosen figures that allow him to try his hand at decoding the origins of influence. Elements, David Datuna’s eighth solo show is the artist’s first exhibition of new work since his installation Viewpoint of Billions: Portrait of America at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery drew 23,000 visitors, the largest attendance the museum has seen for a show in more than three decades.

 
The subjects of Elements are iconic individuals whose influence resonated in their time. The portraits resonate as well, exploring both the nature of these individuals and how they affected our culture; how we perceive them and in some way, revealing how they perceived the world around them.
 

Birnam Wood Galleries/Chelsea

514 West 24th Street

212.242.2270

birnamwoodart.com

Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 6pm 

KIWI Arts Group presents:

DAVID DATUNA FOR GLASS™

Glass™ is a trademark of Google Inc.

FUTURE EXHIBITION DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

SMITHSONIAN
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Presidents' Day Weekend 2014

 

"This was the one of the largest audiences I can remember turning out for a specific artist installation at the National Portrait Gallery in over 30 years" said Amy Henderson, Cultural Historian at the National Portrait Gallery. 

 

"We heard visitors this weekend saying that it's not just about technology, it's about the thoughtful and deliberate ways that artists can broaden our horizons. When you give a visionary like David Datuna new tools and put a device like Google Glass in the hands of the public - amazing things happen,” said Nik Apostolides, Associate Director of the National Portrait Gallery. "David is a true pioneer."