July 5, 2023 – August 31, 2023
Art Opening Reception: Friday, July 7, 2023 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street
David Vorves is a self-taught artist living in the Hudson Valley, and has been painting for seven years. His work explores themes such as perception, memory, self-consciousness, and humanity, and is characterized by bold color, twisted form, and turbulent brushwork. “My ‘alla prima’ paintings evoke a feeling of fleeting permanence, and often take on a sort of sentience of their own,” comments Mr. Vorves. “I strive to create artwork that forces the viewer to look deeper within themselves, and to notice the people around them.” His exhibit at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, entitled “Tainted Nostalgia”, explores the memories we love to remember but hate to think about, the people and places that inhabit them, and how such memories ultimately are responsible for molding us into who we are today.