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Eileen David

San Francisco, CA

“Though my paintings are of San Francisco, the memories I have of growing up in New York inform my work; recollections of soft light on timeworn iconic forms that make up the skeletal bones of the city, those things essential to transport, connect, supply or shelter us. Concrete, steel and wood, houses, roads, trucks and bridges, traffic lights and signs, all forms intrinsic to our lives, while at the same time merely backdrop elements of our quotidian urban existence. It is their solidity and endurance, and the visual effects of time wearing on those structures that resonates for me. The patina that results from years and weather, the cracks, graffiti, stains and rust render these objects visually rich unto themselves. I find myself intensely curious how these things interact with the atmosphere around them. It is a magical alchemy between what is earthbound and what is not, what is transient and what is solid, and between those two is the rich matrix of shadows that are born from that mix.”
American, b. 1952, New York, NY, United States, based in San Francisco."