David Aylsworth

David Aylsworth News: REVIEW: David Aylsworth in ModernDallas.net, March 16, 2018 - Todd Camplin

REVIEW: David Aylsworth in ModernDallas.net

March 16, 2018 - Todd Camplin

If you’re looking for calm before the storm of “DFW Art Month,” then I would recommend two shows to visit. First, take yourself away on a trip to the quiet abstraction of boats and the sea wave. At least many of David Aylsworth’s paintings seemed to visually reference the nautical theme. For a further strip down show of pure colors and white rectangles, head over to see Jeffrey Cortland Jones’ paintings. Both will cleanse your palate for the inevitable glut of art about to come our way with the Dallas Art Fair and all the art opening to come...

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David Aylsworth News: REVIEW: David Aylsworth's Abstract Horizons in ART+CULTURE TEXAS, January 17, 2018 - Arie Bouman

REVIEW: David Aylsworth's Abstract Horizons in ART+CULTURE TEXAS

January 17, 2018 - Arie Bouman

“I don’t really have a fixed idea when I start a painting,” says Houston painter David Aylsworth. The exhibition Wherefore & Hence, which runs through March 24 at Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas, showcases works from the last two years in which Aylsworth has further refined and evolved his distinct style and approach to painting while also venturing into uncharted waters.

“I end up gravitating towards certain shapes, forms, and colors. In this show, a large number of the paintings seem to have the appearance of a landscape or seascape to them in an abstract way,” he says. “Previously my paintings occupied a shallow space or depth; now I like the idea of being able to read something in the distance, like looking across a big wide ocean for miles on end.....”

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David Aylsworth News: PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth at Holly Johnson Gallery, December  5, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth at Holly Johnson Gallery

December 5, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of Wherefore & Hence, an exhibition of ten recent paintings by David Aylsworth. This is the artist’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. An opening reception will be held Saturday, January 6, from 5 to 8 pm. The exhibition continues through March 24, 2018.

David’s Aylsworth has spent years cultivating his painting practice – with exuberance, quirkiness, and imperfections embedded in his method. Refinement has never been an Aylsworth goal, yet in Wherefore & Hence he reveals a certain restraint evinced by more simplistic compositions.

When describing his work,art historian Sandra Zalman states, “Where there are brushstrokes, drips, clotting and scraping… it is evident in the almost discursive way that shapes coalesce to articulate a larger story of meditation- the fine line between form and figure, or plane and ground, which speaks to the very human quality of finding opportunity in uncertainty, near connections, qualifications, and do-overs. The paintings may play, and tease, and flirt, but their force derives from the quiet, unassuming way they confront these larger concerns.”...

 

 

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David Aylsworth News: PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, December 10, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas

December 10, 2016

Houston artist David Aylsworth is well-known within Texas art circles for his stunning abstract paintings celebrating his facility with the brush, sophisticated understanding of color, and harmonious spatial relationships between form and shape...

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David Aylsworth News: PRESS RELEASE: MANMADE , April  2, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: MANMADE

April 2, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of MANMADE, an exhibition of new paintings by seven artists...

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David Aylsworth News: PRESS RELEASE: Aylsworth + Hippenstiel in CAMH Exhibit, January 18, 2014 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

PRESS RELEASE: Aylsworth + Hippenstiel in CAMH Exhibit

January 18, 2014 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased topresent the final three shows organized under the broader exhibition Outside the Lines.Presented on the occasion of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's 65th anniversary...

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David Aylsworth News: CATALOGUE RELEASE: David Aylsworth at Holly Johnson Gallery, May 19, 2013 - Jonathan A. Molina-Garcia

CATALOGUE RELEASE: David Aylsworth at Holly Johnson Gallery

May 19, 2013 - Jonathan A. Molina-Garcia

32 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of "David Aylsworth: Five, Six, Seven, Eight" from May 18 - August 10, 2013. Includes an essay by Jonathan A. Molina Garcia.

Available at the gallery and on Blurb.

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David Aylsworth News: PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth - Five, Six, Seven, Eight, May 18, 2013 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth - Five, Six, Seven, Eight

May 18, 2013 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Pinks, yellows and whites dominate this group of recent oil on canvas paintings, which continue to reference, in both title and optical display, the gaiety of Broadway numbers and choreographed performances between stage actors.

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David Aylsworth News: BOOK RELEASE: David Aylsworth - The Reverses Wiped Away, May 25, 2012 - Kurt Mueller

BOOK RELEASE: David Aylsworth - The Reverses Wiped Away

May 25, 2012 - Kurt Mueller

64 page fully illustrated book published on the occasion of "David Aylsworth: The Reverses Wiped Away" from May 25 - July 7, 2012 at Inman Gallery. The book includes a forward by Kerry Inman, an essay by Kurt Mueller, and an interview between the artist and Toby Kamps.

Available at Holly Johnson Gallery.

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David Aylsworth News: PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth - That Thing That Makes Vines Prefer to Cling, May  8, 2010 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth - That Thing That Makes Vines Prefer to Cling

May 8, 2010 - Holly Johnson Gallery

David Aylsworth's latest paintings burst from the canvas in vivid colors and reference the lightheartedness of musical theater. For Aylsworth, the creation of a painting is equated to the direction of a theatrical performance.

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