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North Room: David Dupuis

February 8 - March 12, 2005

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 10, 6 - 8 pm


David Dupuis’ recent paintings emphasize compression, urgency, immediacy, and intimacy. Focusing on moments when the inner world takes precedence over the world outside, his work captures the space between what is seen and what is felt.


In these latest works, indigo blue heads are painted in profile and are arranged in a symmetrical fashion, creating patterns not unlike a Rorschach blot or a butterfly. They are an obsessive accumulation of brushstroked lines that range from dark to light, and create a glowing sense. Images of hands are employed to disrupt symmetry. They grasp at each other, struggle, reach upward, hang down at rest, and go limp.  Painted in the same manner as the heads, the glowing mass of intertwined forms resembles ocean waves or swimming pool water.



Derek Eller Gallery is located at 526 West 25th Street, 2nd floor. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am - 6 pm.  For further information or visuals, please contact the gallery at 212.206.6411 or visit