March 16 - 28, 2023
Exhibition Dates: March 16 - 28, 2023
Reception: Thursday, March 16, 4 to 6 pm, Artist Talk 4.30 pm
UMass Dartmouth CVPA Campus Gallery and the Department of Art Education, Art History, & Media Studies are proud to present David R. Modler: Residual Reboots and Recovered Defaults, an exhibition by Maryland-based artist and Professor of Art at Shepherd University’s Department of Contemporary Art and Theatre in the CVPA Campus Gallery from March 16 through March 28. The opening reception is planned for Thursday, March 16, from 4 to 6 pm at CVPA Campus Gallery at 285 Old Westport Road in Dartmouth, MA 02747 with an artist talk at 4:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
This exhibition, created specifically for UMass Dartmouth, features work filled with complex patterns and color and movement in multiple layers, using personal iconography to challenge viewer perceptions, refusing to be contained in predictable areas of the gallery. Artist David R. Modler explains, “I experiment mostly with acrylic paint applications as well as collagraphy, various types of image transfers, and other mixed media printmaking techniques. Leaving evidence of the process, reminders of the journey, and hints about construction are nuances I like to create. In the end, I see my work as an ever-evolving process; each site-responsive installation, painting, and journal volume is a spontaneous document of this daily activity.”
Thank you to Sam Peck, Art Education Coordinator from the CVPA’s Department of Art Education, Art History, & Media Studies for initiating this exhibition.
David R. Modler is a maker, scholar and professor originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Art Education from Towson State University and his Master of Fine Arts from James Madison University. Modler is an internationally recognized expert in the field of visual journals, which he utilizes to explore some of the concerns of his research, teaching, and studio practices. He facilitates numerous lectures and workshops around the world and maintains a prolific studio practice creating paintings, visual journals and installations. Modler currently serves as an Associate Professor of Art and the chair of the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.