Meta-Modes: David Shrobe
david shrobe: Meta-Modes
July 16 - August 20, 2016
David Shrobe pushed his affinity for painting and materials to produce a body of work with open-ended stories alluding to the artist’s ongoing exploration of the world around him, domestically and historically, on narrow sidewalks and within his vast imagination. Appropriating imagery from multiple sources and surveying his neighborhood for discarded items, David extracted that which is precious from explicitly pedestrian matter. Throughout the exhibition, the artist rejected stereotypical context clues to elevate the subjects of each portrait to an uncharted and remote locale. The title of the show, Meta-Modes, speaks to David’s multi-layered approach to constructing an image. Incorporating the term ‘meta’ in the title also evokes the metaphysical nature of this work which is underscored by David’s interests in science fiction, African mythology, and Zen Buddhism; further emphasizing this artist’s exploration of the universe and where we fit within it. Meta-Modes: New Work by David Shrobe was curated by Lauren Kelley, Associate Director of Curatorial Programs.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
David Shrobe is a New York-based visual artist who was born and lives in New York City. He earned his BFA and MFA from Hunter College in 2009 and 2013, respectively. In partnership with The Laundromat Project, the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling selected Shrobe as its inaugural artist-in-residence for 2015-2016, also in 2016 he was awarded a Fountainhead Residency. He is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, class of 2014. He was also a recipient of the Kossak Travel Grant for painters in 2013.
Most recently, David was accepted to the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and will be included in The Fourth AIM Biennial in the summer of 2017.