Current Exhibitions

Nature's Nature: The Artwork of David Reif

in the Art Association Gallery

October 21 - November 30 2016

Opening Reception

Friday October 21
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Closing On

Wednesday November 30

Gallery Hours

Mon - Sat | 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sun | 9:00am - 7:00pm

I try to give my work a strong sense of "nature speaking for itself." Nature is broad and includes us. It is not symbolic but rather simply "is," with is own literal presence and sense of immediacy. A natural object has uniquely intrinsic qualities yet implies forces and conditions that go far beyond it. I would like to construct the same unavoidable factualness and simple integrity that certain natural objects have.

Recording "outward" physical appearances is not so much my concern as is giving visibility to that which has no visibility; the realizations, issues, dilemmas, and implications that bear down on us from our own interactions with nature. And nature of course is a primal external and internal thing. Perhaps, in our time, I hope we might be haunted by our primitive past and unknown future just as we have always been haunted by the raw facts of existence, by what we deny in our experience or by our own constructive and destructive possibilities. For me, this can be an essential source of art.