“Defying Physics: Constructs and De-Constructs”
by David Lovegrove
Opening Reception • Friday, September 2, 6-9 pm.
Show Runs Through October 3, 2016
Artist David Lovegrove rarely sketches or photographs the beautiful or the polished. Instead, he finds and conveys meaning, and sometimes, double meanings, through altered images of the worn, broken, neglected, or unfinished.
In acrylic paint, colored pencils, photography, as well as photo transfers, Lovegrove creates images that can defy the laws of physics. Recognizable local landmarks, such as the decrepit Embrey Power Plant and the Purina Tower in Fredericksburg are transformed to encourage reflection and interpretation. He balances between abstraction and realism and explores artistic traditions, such as Cubism and diagrammatic drawing, to interpret his environment.
Since 1990, Lovegrove has taught visual art. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Virginia Tech and a Master of Fine Arts from James Madison University.
Turbine Pedestal II
The Leaning Tower of Purina Descending a Staircase
Fall Of The Billboard
Art by other Art First Members
Below are pieces included in the exhibit by other members of Art First members.
Top Feathers - Jessica Cannon
Beale Street #2 - Sheila Jones
Rapunzel - Carol Coffman
Swallowtail - Mark Dlugonski
Rappahannock River - Chris O'Kelley
Bird of Paradise II - Deborah Elaine