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Baker Arboretum
P.O. Box 1
4801 Morgantown Rd.
Bowling Green, KY  42102


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Baker Arboretum

Gesture and Landscape by David Stratton

  • Date: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 through Saturday, July 1st, 2017
  • Time: All Day
  • Location: Downing Museum at the Baker Arboretum

The artworks are landscapes based on photos taken while/from hiking trails observing plants,

trees, and birds. The research series “elegy of Cy Twombly,” which began in 2011-- the year of

his death, utilizes the technique of monochromatic/dichromatic ink on paper or canvas,

conceptually emphasizing both the wonder of gesture with gestural line. This to create texture

both by overlapping gestural lines as well as a texture of “unstable visual space.” I start drawing

without a sketch or projection, and use an “overlapping textures-wandering line” to create a

naturalistic yet ‘altered sense of space’ integrated image. Other research series’ are ongoing yet

unpublished. My research awards highlights are 30 solo exhibits, the Al Smith Fellowship of

Kentucky 2007, Owensboro representation/USA artist in Czech Republic-Olomouc- Sister Cities

Exhibit 2011, Logo category winner in Graphic Design USA Magazine nat. competition 2011,

and article/presentation on art and ethics in the Community of Inquiry Journal on Art, Service,

and Ethics (co-written) 2003.

Contact: downingmuseum@gmail.com

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