Artwork by David T. Alexander,  Connections Above and Below

David Alexander
Connections Above and Below

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1985 lower right; titled on the gallery label on the reverse
67.5 x 60.75 ins ( 171.5 x 154.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00

Price Realized $3,186.00
Sale date: October 26th 2021

Elca London, Montreal
Collection of the Montefiore Club, Montreal
Joyner Waddington’s, auction, Toronto, November 22, 2010, Lot 55
Private Collection, Calgary
Mount Royal University, Calgary
Gary Michael Dault, “Gallery Going - David Alexander”, The Globe and Mail, August 5, 2004 [online]
Utilizing a bold colour palette, David Alexander creates his signature landscapes and waterscapes -dubbed dry series and wet series, respectively- in a unique style straddling representation and abstraction. Focusing on the shapes and forms found in the landscape, Alexander explores the organic patterning and forms created in his natural surroundings. “Connections Above and Below” explores the contemporary rendering of a waterscape in the rich caramel and steel toned reflections in the water. On the artist's practice and body of work, art critic Gary Michael Dault writes that the “artist can simultaneously make convincing the reality of the scene before him...and make manifest, at the same time, the highly abstract dazzle of the visual information that makes up what we see.” He continues: “So tightly woven are these impulses both to realism and to abstraction, that you never get to settle fully into either are never released fully from the two-way grip within which each painting lives and fulminates.”

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