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2020 Artists


Davey Barnwell

My paintings are grounded in cartography, landscape, architecture, and the human interaction that happens in these physical spaces.  In any conversation, there is a musicality to the voices, pauses, and glances all framed in memory by the time and place.  I create paintings that similarly unfold by reaction, pushing forward with one mark and stepping back with another, gouging beneath the surface and then smoothing over with a swath of color.  I find courage in covering up previous layers to create structure for what remains, as we inevitably obscure and rewrite the narratives of our lives.

Oil | Painting
Community: North Portland
(503) 314-8146 |
Instagram: daveybarnwell/

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