Texture – it’s an important component in so much of Dave’s work – so we were excited when we saw the call for submissions to Textural Patois, a national juried exhibition focused on “using texture as a visual language.”

As it happened, Dave and I each picked a favorite “textural” image for submittal.  Mine was “Dismembered Lakes” – I love the way the somewhat irregular rectangles are filled with etchings that remind me of gauze draped and pulled over disappearing but curvy bodies of water.

Dave’s choice was “Crushed by the Blues” – an image he worked on diligently to create a sense of depth and foreboding.

Web Image of "Crushed by the Blues"

Crushed by the Blues, (32.5 x 22 inches) Edition of 6 ©2008

Both images are studies in different textural treatments – and late last week we learned that both have been selected by juror Susie Ganch to hang in the show.  The opening reception for Textural Patois will be held on Thursday, February 25 from 7-9pm at the Allen Priebe Art Gallery at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Oshkosh, WI.   The exhibit will be on display from February 18 – March 7.   We’re looking forward to the show!