In the Atrium Gallery...
Exhibiting Artist: David Cunningham
June 9 – July 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 9, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
In Transitory Moments, artist David Cunningham portrays candid portraits of different people, cultures, and situations within the Twin Cities and the greater Midwest. Trained as a portrait painter, Cunningham paints ordinary people in public settings such as bars, cafes, and on the streets, with each painting conveying story and emotion to the viewer.
“By using geometry and composition I strive to reveal both the variety of culture and similarity in character of the people who walk the streets. I work to study and interpret individuals living out the leisure, commerce, and hectic aspects of their everyday public lives. Each painting is an attempt to tell a story and reveal the streets as a theatre for the full range of human emotions.” – David Cunningham
About the Artist
David Cunningham is an artist based out of Saint Paul, MN. He studied traditional oil painting at the Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art. Training at the Atelier was a four year endeavor which began with a series of exercises in charcoal drawings of plaster caste busts, progressing to more difficult images such as still life, portraiture, and the human figure in oil paint. Concurrent with these exercises was the study of life drawing with charcoal followed by oil paint. After completing the program, David spent a number of years painting landscape paintings as well as figurative work. In recent years David has developed a large body of work focused on the urban landscapes of the Twin Cities.
On a Rainy Afternoon, oil on panel, by David Cunningham