The Studio of Dave Channon
"The Bugs & The Birds" at Limner Gallery in Hudson - a Solo Show of Painting and Sculpture
The opening night was wonderful, many people came to see my work.
The show runs through December 29. 123 Warren Street Hudson, NY 518-828-234
Mrs. Ladybug" by Dave Channon oil on Canvas
Birds of steel and bugs of oil on canvas. Not your bedtime story about sex. A brutal, clashing, life and death vision of the world's greatest menace. Dave Channon's oil paintings and steel sculptures will open your eyes while you cringe in terror, yet too fascinated not to peek. How does he maintain his larking sense of humor knowing what he knows? What is his secret supernatural aerial perspective that can lift us all high above the trivial cares and woes of seven billion teeming human beings? Learn about the surprise test Joseph Cornell sprang on him when he was a teenager, and why it makes every answer obvious.
The steel sculptures are 100% recycled scrap, yet potently infused with animation, personality, attitude, and jokes you can get without thinking. They display a more convincing evidence of life than any martian rock investigated so far. But arc welding is just another collage technique to Channon, look at his paintings for further proof. The optical delusions make sense only if all dimensions are collapsable, telescoping, and coming into an impossible simultaneous sharp focus. His fascination with, and intuitive grasp of wildlife powers a body of work that challenges the space at Limner Gallery, giving you gut vertigo that parallels the telegraphed war of insect, human and animal on the battlefield of our built environment. Yet despite the urgency of the crisis conveyed, you are likely to covet these painted and welded objects. Perhaps as a totem of protection- or an alternative to the eye-pods.
Come to the opening on Saturday, December 7 from 5-7PM, and enjoy the Hudson “Winter Walk” festival while you are in town – A community wide holiday celebration featuring musicians, dancers, costumed charades, horse-drawn wagon rides, live reindeer and mini horses, carolers, Santa parade, performers on street in windows and food vendors.
Contact the artist directly: Dave Channon (845) 688-2977 Dave@EsopusCreek.com
Shandaken Art Studio Tour 2014 "Tree Hugger" at 49A Art Park in Highmount
Shandaken Kiosk ProjectBelow you will find links to the tourism information panels to be installed on kiosks in Shandaken. There will be four kiosks with eight 24" x 36" panels each. Each kiosk will have 4 general town-wide panels: a road map, recreation map, history panel, and annual festivals. Each kiosk will also have four panels with detailed information about the hamlet region they are located in- Pine Hill, Big Indian, Shandaken, and Phoenicia.
Click on each link to view the panel:
"Free" panels include additional information about each area
Phoenicia panels include: Chichester, Woodland Valley, Mt.Pleasant and Mt. Tremper
Shandaken panels include: Allaben and Bushnellsville
Big Indian panels include: Oliverea
Pine Hill panels include: Highmount
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Dave Channon is an exhibiting painter, sculptor and multimedia artist. Apprentice to Joseph Cornell in 1969 at the age of seventeen, Channon has worked with many important artists, including Red Grooms, Peter Max, Keith Haring, Phillip Guston and Robert Indiana.
His first show was in 1979 at Franklin Furnace, an alternative art space in lower Manhattan. His oversize sculptures have been reviewed in Art in America, the New York Times, the New Yorker, The Village Voice and New York magazine. Channon has exhibited paintings and sculptures in The New School, The Brooklyn Museum, Ft. Pierce Art Museum, galleries in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Woodstock and Phoenicia, The Kingston Biennial, and the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY.
During the 90s, Channon focused on video art. He had his inventive programs included in a Venice Biennale, exhibited in museums, clubs and galleries, cablecast on Public Access television and broadcast by satellite internationally.
Moving to the Catskills in 1999, he began welding steel sculptures at his studio in Shandaken. He also works in oils, digital graphics, video production, animation, website design and illustration. Studio visits by appointment.
"Chamelionaire" (detail) at Limner Gallery in Hudson N.Y.
"La Lune" 2012 See more Photos
"Tree Hugger" 49A Sculpture Park 2011
"No Fracking" Kingston Biennial 2011