The Project Space: David Aylsworth, March 8 - April 12

The Project Space: David Aylsworth, March 8 - April 12

The Project Space: David Aylsworth, March 8 - April 12

David Aylsworth, All At Once Am I (2013)
Oil On Canvas
16h x 15w in (40.64h x 38.1w cm)

David Aylsworth, A Metaphor For (2014)
Oil On Canvas
10h x 20w in (25.4h x 50.8w cm)

David Aylsworth, What Compulsion Compels (2013)
Oil On Canvas
50h x 50w inches (127h x 127w cm)

David Aylsworth, Suddenly Strangely Still (2013)
Oil On Canvas
14h x 16w in (35.56h x 40.64w cm)

David Aylsworth, Yes Indeedy, 2012
Oil On Canvas
14h x 14w (35.56 x 35.56)

David Aylsworth, Another Vodka Stinger (2014)
Oil On Canvas
12h x 12w in (30.48h x 30.48w cm)

David Aylsworth, An Absurd Little Bird, 2013
Oil On Canvas, 2013
36h x 60w in (91.44h x 152.4w cm)

David Aylsworth, Soft Little Satisfied Sigh (2014)
Oil On Canvas
16h x 14w in (40.64h x 35.56w cm)

David Aylsworth, Winsome As A Whippoorwill (2013)
Oil On Canvas
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)

David Aylsworth

March 8 – April 12, 2014

Songwriter E. “Yip” Harburg once said that “Words make you think a thought, music makes you feel a feeling, but a song makes you feel a thought.”

Painting is a personal activity that involves responding both to my own previous actions on a canvas as well as the physical qualities of paint. It is almost exclusively non-verbal, drawing on images that surround me and inhabit my mental and physical space. The forms I am drawn to paint usually involve a cluster of “characters” that interact with each other in a specific, but not easily identifiable manner in a theatrical setting that is equally specific, but not easily identifiable.

To bring the non-verbal interaction to an audience, I quote others’ words when I give the painting a title—most often referencing lyrics from musical theater, the music that I particularly am attracted to. Taken from their intended context, they are meant to reference the music and plot of their source and, for those who recognizes the reference, plant a song in the viewer’s head while they look at the painting.

A finished painting is an expression of a felt thought.

This exhibition is in collaboration with Inman Gallery, Houston, TX