Work of painter David Dauer to be featured in Wotiz Gallery at Milton Public Library
Local resident to showcase fine art throughout April
During the month of April, the Milton Public Library is pleased to host the work of painter David Dauer in the Wotiz Gallery. In early 2016, after over 30 years in the publishing and advertising fields as a designer, art director and creative head, Mr. Dauer decided to go back to his first love: fine arts. He started drawing at an early age and that led him to numerous years of discovery and education. He has a BFA from UMass Dartmouth and an MFA from Kent State University in Painting, with extensive study in Printmaking, Photography and Art History, with continued studies in Design at UMass Dartmouth which led him to his 30-plus year career in the publishing industry. The work to be shown in this display are acrylic paintings and small water-based marker drawings. The work emanates from current world events and religious readings through a surrealistic model. The paintings utilize vibrant color, texture, and overlays of color washes. David has shown work in many locations in the Northeast and Ohio, most recently at Colo Colo Gallery in New Bedford, Sotheby’s in Jamaica Plain and The Wall Gallery in Norwood. David is part of the Switch Co-op Gallery in Hyde Park and is a member of both the Milton Art Center and Hyde Park Art Association. He is also part of the TECM Artist’s Collaborative, a private group of artist professions. More information may be found on his website at dbdauerstudio.com or his Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages under dbdauerstudio.
About David Dauer
The artist says: “I am moved by telling the stories brought on by the events of our world, writings from the past and most recently passages from religious text. Color has been a driving force. The mixing of colors and their juxtaposition on the canvas as they meet each other. The sheer joy found in the process of creating something from nothing.” He has been inspired by the work of Gauguin, Morris Louis, Stuart David and Milton Avery, among others.
There will be a free and open reception for this exhibit on Thursday, April 5th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., with an artist talk from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the East Reading Room. Also in honor of his longtime friend, Herbert Voigt who passed away recently, David will be donating 30% of any sales from this show to the Milton Public Library. Herb was a trustee of the Library and a professor at Boston University. Please stop by and meet the artist on April 5th, and view his colorful display this month. For more information, contact Jean Hlady, Head of Reference, at 617-698-5757, x. 3.