David Brinley, a 2012 Individual Artist Fellow in Painting, will present an exhibition titled Circumventions, in the Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery from February 1-22, 2013. The Gallery, open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington. There will be a reception to meet the artist on Friday, February 1 from 5-8 p.m. as part of Wilmington’s Art Loop.
David Brinley’s solo exhibition will showcase paintings based on past experiences that convey ideas for viewers to relate to their own inspirations. Brinley combines these themes into paintings that feature domestic objects juxtaposed with characters that relate to–and are drawn from–the artist’s personal history and memories. Personal observation, notes from Brinley’s sketchbook, ephemera, vintage books, music, and recollections inform the subject matter of each painting and ultimately determine the context and the content of the work.
Brinley graduated from the University of Delaware and from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, CA. He received his MFA at Murray Tinkelman’s Hartford Art School in the program for professional illustrators. Brinley has exhibited his work nationally and has had pieces featured in publications such as TIME, GQ, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles and New York Times.