AXIOM

David Gaither

OCTOBER 21, 2016 – DECEMBER 5, 2016

Opening reception Thursday, October 20, from 6 – 8 pm

The Maximal Composition #2 / Maximal Origami, 2015 mixed media, acrylic, gouache, composite, and solidified paints, plus advanced polymers and color and texture additives on custom MDF triptych; 49 X 75 inches

The Maximal Composition #2 / Maximal Origami, 2015
mixed media, acrylic, gouache, composite, and solidified paints, plus advanced polymers and color and texture additives on custom MDF
triptych; 49 X 75 inches

511 Gallery is pleased to present AXIOM, a solo exhibition of paintings by David Gaither. Gaither is an emerging, self-taught, Georgia-based artist, whose expansive, tapestry-like paintings are composed of both abstract and figurative shapes in bright, saturated colors. The formal and symbolic experimentation in these overwhelming, hyperdynamic triptychs and tondos creates an elaborate world of Gaither’s own creation, somewhere between reality and fantasy. Gaither’s work is known for its large, immersive scale, vibrant, bold colors, and diverse range of iconographic influences.

Gaither’s explosive paintings envelop and transport the viewer; their forms are geometric and gridded, but various and inventive, and their bright colors vibrate. Each canvas is full to its bursting point. Gaither’s paintings simultaneously create and exist within their own dynamic dimension. His work proposes an alternative structure to the universe.

AXIOM will be on view from October 21, 2016 - December 5, 2016, with an opening reception on Thursday, October 20, from 6 to 8 pm.