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David Polka: Juvenile Dystopiate

February - April 2006


This online exhibit is concurrent with an exhibit of David Polka's work at the Yale Art Center, 1001 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque. The exhibit runs February 17 through March 4, 2006. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 17, from 6-9pm. For more information, call (505) 242-1669 or email YaleArtCenter@yahoo.com.

About his work, the artist says: "My work involves a utilization of stylistic and technical aspects pulled from my graffiti background to create figurative abstractions on found wood panels. I'm trying to explore different facets of the human experience using pared-down composition and relaxed, melancholy color schemes. Hopefully these place the viewer in a reflective state that encourages them to draw their own conclusions and interpretations of the work. I draw inspiration from a wide variety of sources, including illuminated manuscripts, anime, ex-voto paintings, Asian religious art, and the detritus of my environment...." Read complete artist statement and bio >>

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Preacher Man, acrylic, ink, graphite, mixed media on wood, 30" x 17.25" Seppuku Fertilizer, acrylic, ink, graphite on wood, 43" x 56"

Do Morto, acrylic, ink, graphite, mixed media on wood, 11.3" x 8.58"

Untitled, acrylic, ink, colored pencil, graphite, mixed media on wood, 29.75" x 17.25" Fuckin' A, acrylic, ink, graphite, mixed media on wood,14.25" x 12.25" Gin, acrylic, charcoal on wood, 36.75" x 23.5" Exegesis, acrylic, ink on wood, 14.35" x 10" Untitled (Realize), acrylic, ink, graphite on wood, dimensions variable installation shot with various pieces
All images © 2006 David Polka. Images may not be used without permission from the artist.
For sales and more information, please contact the artist at dpolka@unm.edu or email
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