Chromatic Payout


Exhibition of Paintings 
Chromatic Payoff by David French 
at
The Noyes Museum Claridge Gallery, Atlantic City, NJ.
Oct 4th 2018 - January 6 2019.

 
I have worked to create a bridge between gestural abstraction and process painting. Relational and non-relational painting experimentation has enabled me to nuance a language between mechanical automation and personal expression.
 

Paintings


Sandra DeSanto and David French
Paintings
109 Columbus Dr.
Jersey City, NJ.

Reception June 1 2018. 5-8
Hoasted by JCity Realty. open Monday- Saturday 10-6.

"The Artist's Dialogue With Paint"


Beauregard Fine Art

David French,"The Artist's Dialogue With Paint"
Saturday May 19th
 
Born in England,growing up in the NYC area David French has been exhibiting professionally since 1989. In addition to a great education, BFA Carnegie Mellon, MFA Vermont College of Art, he was able to mentor with world renowned artist Sam Gilliam. His work is particularly sought after right now due to extensive shows in Jersey City, Chicago, Vt, VA, Pa and more. Get the work while it is hot and prices are still affordable.
 
 
Artist's Reception
Saturday
May 19th from 5-8pm
 
 
beauregard gallery is located at the top of the jersey shore in Rumson NJ (109 east river rd), come and visit our charming little town on the edge of "the" two rivers
 
Painting to the right
"David Bowie's Onesie"60"x60",oil on herringbone twill linen
 
 
 
Come and view this energized abstract expressionist work
 
I have known French for 18 years and his work never fails to wow me. I love the energy of the paintings. These are statement pieces created as a result of years and years of experience painting and working with some of the finest art minds in the world.
 
Painting to the right
"Matters of Touch".60"x60",oil on herringbone twill linen
 
Kathleen Karlen Donnelly | Beauregard Fine Art| 732-450-0994| | artatbeauregard@gmail.com| www.beauregardfineart.com

54 Bright Street, Jersey City, NJ.Opening of new lux building, View Artist work,


Grand opening of 54 Bright St. Jersey City NJ.
 

Big Small Show


ARTIST RECEPTION WEEKEND: 12/15/17, 12/16/17 and 12/17/17
MEET THE ARTISTS:  1/27/18, 2/3/18, and 2/10/18 from 3-5p

THE BIG SMALL SHOW brings works by over 100 artists from across New Jersey and the NY metropolitan area together at Drawing Rooms, the Jersey City art center. This survey of painting, drawing and three dimensional works completed in the last two years is opening with a weekend-long reception beginningFriday, December 15th from 6 to 9pm and continuing on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th & 17th from 2 to 6pm. 

It's a weekend of art, music, wine, food and a silent auction, and hundreds of people are expected to attend. Admission to The Big Small Show is free of charge, and all artworks are for sale. 

THE BIG SMALL SHOW, in its fifth year at Drawing Rooms, features a large array of innovative and exceptional new works and allows visitors to discover artists new to them. The intimate setting of multiple rooms in this converted convent creates a place where art and artists connect with the public and with one another.

Curator Anne Trauben has met with artists throughout the year to select the participants and works. “For THE BIG SMALL SHOW we make full use of our multi-gallery room format to gather a selection of small works from each artist, grouping them in context together with one another, creating visual, formal and conceptual connections, amplifying themes and deepening ways of understanding the works. We are always including artists new to us in this exhibition along with artists who are part of our year-round community.”

In time for The BIG SMALL SHOW, a yearbook catalogue spotlighting all of Drawing Rooms’ 2017 exhibitions and outreach projects will be published, which will include over 200 artists’ works shown this year. Many local businesses are showing support by sponsoring an ad in the catalogue. The Yearbook will be featured at DRAWING ROOMS’ public events and online.
Contact info@drawingrooms.org to become a sponsor.

Art Auction 
​Affordable original artworks from many artists will be up for silent auction at the exhibit. It’s a great opportunity to own an original of work of art, find a special holiday present and support Jersey City arts!

THE BIG SMALL SHOW reopens after the holidays on Friday, January 12, 2018 and runs through Saturday, February 17, 2018. The gallery is open Fridays 4 to 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 to 6pm. Special MEET THE ARTISTS Weekends will take place on 1/27/18, 2/3/18, and 2/10/18 from 3-5p all days, where artists and public can mingle in a smaller group setting. Admission is always free.
 
 

Was&Is exhibition of paintings by David French



The Art Project


The Art Project
at The OakMan
160 1st. st. Jersey City NJ.
Friday September 8th. 2017
6-8 PM.


 

Alumnus David French @ Drawing Rooms NJ


Alumnus David French @ Drawing Rooms NJ
April 2, 2017
 
Alumnus David French has his big beautiful paintings on view at Drawing Rooms, in New Jersey in an appropriately titled group exhibition.
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL, 3/10/17 – 4/8/17, curated by Anne Trauben,
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL is an exhibit featuring drawing, painting, sculpture and installation by Andra Samelson, Anne Trauben, Ben Pranger, Cecile Chong, David French, Jill Scipione, Kathy Cantwell, Patricia Fabricant and Thomas Lendvai, each artist in their own gallery room, who come together to be bold and beautiful in their work, ideas and outlook.
James Pustorino, Director
Anne Trauben, Curator / Gallery Director
Drawing Rooms
180 Grand St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Grove St PATH
www.drawingrooms.org

Painting to Make Sense of Pain: Website review by The Woven Tale Press


Site Review: David French
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By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor
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On his website, David French’s artist statement begins poignantly: “I was diagnosed with cancer in 2000. Today I am cancer free. This personally painful experience profoundly shaped me as an individual and artist. This event informs my artwork today. I do not try to represent those moments I had. I find myself creating imagery in order to make sense of certain things that have occurred or I wish to occur.”   
For French, it is the process of painting itself that seems to touch, nourish, and heal his artistic soul. He equates the physical organic quality of oil paint—its fleshy, visceral consistency—to the body, and the painting surface to skin.
The site is organized into six major series of paintings. In Nights Liquid, the first seriesFrench employs metallic pigments to symbolize Cisplatin, a platinum-based drug he received in his chemotherapy.  He explores the paradox of this drug, at once a toxic metallic poison and a giver of life. In “Between Two Cities,” massive black forms ominously descending downward are surrounding by a small area of bright color–perhaps a symbol of hope:

Between Two Cities (Nights Liquid Series), David French, 2015. 
Oil and spray paint on twill linen, 
76″ x 82″
In his successive series on the site, Monochromes, Union, and Triads, French explores the relationship of the subjective artist to the essential elements of painting—the paint on the surface proves as important as the artist’s guiding hand. There is an uncluttered freedom and celebratory statement in “Untitled”:

Untitled (Monochromes series)
, David French, 2016. Oil on twill linen, 60″ x 60″
In the Union Series, a secondary color is blended to create tertiary colors and to a visually rhythmic effect. The motion in “La Rue Montorgueil (after Monet)” was achieved with a squeegee-like applicator:

La Rue Montorgueil (after Monet) Union Series, David French, 2015.
 Oil on twill linen, 60″ x 60″
Triads is perhaps the most textured of his series, with the application of thicker paint and greater blending techniques, as in “Better With You:

Better With You (Triads series), David French, 2015.
 Oil on linen, 28″x 28″
And as to range of color, this series is also the most varied. Overall, primary color predominates, a quite purposeful and for French, quite meaningful, choice: “The essential painter’s toolbox consists of the flat surface, red, yellow, blue and white. I think of my interaction with these basic materials as a collaborator. I equate my action to those tool box components, everything contributes proportionally. The pallet is skipped in these works, in an effort to work more directly with the essential materials. By working in a manner where I do not represent something, I touch on the very essences of painting.”
While painting appears to be his primary medium, on his site he also includes a quite impressive portfolio of outdoor sculptures.

Wake, David French, 2006. Steel, post industrial, 62″ x 54″ x 52”. Permanent Installation Atlantic City NJ. AC Waterfront Sculpture Walk.
Overall, his website presents a triumph over adversity and the celebration of a new beginning.

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A Dark Wood at The Noyes Museum


A Dark Wood
January 13 - April 23, 2017
NOYES GALLERY I
Free Opening Reception: Second Friday, February 10, 6:00 - 8:00pm
"Midway this life we're bound upon,
I woke to find myself in a dark wood,
Where the right road was wholly lost and gone"
- Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
A Dark Wood explores the theme of being lost in the darkness of our fears, doubts and negativity. Dante Alighieri, the 14th century Italian poet, began The Divine Comedy with a character who has lost his way in "a dark wood." It is a metaphor not only for a crisis of faith, but a crisis of humanity. He has lost his spiritual compass, even how to be with and treat people. His character must survey the punishments of Dante's taxonomy of evil before he is able to find a way to even a dim light of hope. There are many aspects of the dark wood and the artists presented in this exhibition interpret the richness of the concept through a range of media and methods.
A Dark Wood was originally presented by Art House Gallery and Curious Matter in Jersey City, NJ
 

Exhibition "Bold and Beautiful"


BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL, 3/10/17 - 4/8/17, curated by Anne Trauben, is our initial 2017 response to the current challenges we face in this country. BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL is an exhibit featuring drawing, painting, sculpture and installation by Andra Samelson, Anne Trauben, Ben Pranger, Cecile Chong, David French, Jill Scipione, Kathy Cantwell, Patricia Fabricant and Thomas Lendvai, each artist in their own gallery room, who come together to be bold and beautiful in their work, ideas and outlook.

Artist Reception for BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL on Sunday, 3/12/17, 3-6p, is Free and includes wine and light snacks. Please join us to see this exciting show.

Drawing Rooms
180 Grand St
Jersey City, NJ
Grove St. PATH
Gallery Hours:
Fri 4 - 7p
Sat / Sun 12 - 6p
 — with Andra SamelsonJill ScipioneDavid FrenchKathy CantwellThomas LendvaiAnne TraubenBen PrangerCecile Chong and Patricia Fabricant at DRAWING ROOMS.
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