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"David McManaway's Studio by David H. Gibson"
2002-01-12 until 2002-02-10
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
USA United States of America
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) presents David McManaway's
Studio by David H. Gibson, an exhibition and installation of new,
large-scale color photographs by Dallas photographer David Gibson.
Born in 1939 in Louisville Kentucky, David H. Gibson is a Dallas businessman
turned photographer who learned his craft through self-direction and a
series of workshops. These workshops were taught by Ansel Adams, Bruce
Barnbaum, Paul Caponigro, Jay Dusard, Bill Elsey, Micahel Kenna and John
Sexton. Gibson is most known for luminous black-and-white photographs
of landscapes that demonstrate a remarkable sensitivity to light and
mood. Dramatic clouds, imminent storms and an occasional lightening
strike dot Gibson's awe-inspiring settings. Through his images, one
might share with Gibson a reverence for place and light.
Similary, in his most recent body of work, Gibson celebrates place and
light in the studio of Dallas artist David McManaway, whom Gibson has
known for years. With a constantly changing selection of found objects,
McManaway creates various social and visual scenarios that cover every
surface in his studio. From these, Gibson chooses his subjects, and
using his background in stage lighting and design, he touches the scene
with light. The result is a series of large color photographs, in
which, by the choices he‚s made, Gibson captures intricate moments that
are illuminated by the relationships between objects and their social meanings.
Gibson has been recognized for his panoramic landscapes of Texas and the
Four Corners region. He has also photographed extensively in Ireland, a
project for which he received a grant from the Ballinglen Arts
Foundation in 1995. He has exhibited widely in both group and solo
exhibitions, and his work is found in several permanent public and
corporate collections such as the Amon Carter Museum and the Museum of
Fine Arts, Houston. Gibson holds a master‚s degree in theater design
and lighting from Trinity University. He has shown with Valley House
Gallery, Inc. since 1990.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) offers opportunities for
experimentation and for the presentation of art in all disciplines, and
provides a forum for critical dialogue between emerging and established
artists and their audiences. The MAC supports the artist‚s role in
society, cultivates that relationship through education and innovative
programming, and stands as an advocate for creative freedom. The MAC
has been operated by Dallas Artist Research and Exhibition, Inc., a
non-profit arts organization, since October 1994. The MAC is a member
of Dallas Art Dealers Association.