David Rathman

Up To You, Down To Me, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

19h x 27.5w in 

David Rathman 

Stations Starting To Fade, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

18h x 24w in 

David Rathman

New Day Rising, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Canvas

30h x 38w in 

David Rathman

Miles City, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

19h x 27.5w in

David Rathman

Motorizer, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Canvas

20h x 24w in 

David Rathman

I Saved My Good Side For You, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Canvas

30h x 38w in

David Rathman

We Had The Heights, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

18h x 24w in 

David Rathman 

Everything, I Bet You..., 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

19h x 27.5w in 

David Rathman 

Blow Out That Cherry Bomb, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

18h x 24w in 

David Rathman

None of Your Business, All Of Mine, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

19h x 27.5w in 

David Rathman

Sorry Ma..., 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

19h x 27.5w in 

 

David Rathman

How Many More Seasons You Got?, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Canvas

30h x 38w in 

David Rathman

Anywhere But Here, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

18h x 24w in 

David Rathman

I Deserve A Little More, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

18h x 24w in 

David Rathman 

Long Division, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

18h x 24w in 

David Rathman

Minneapolis, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

19h x 27.5w in 

David Rathman 

Anywhere But In Between, 2014

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

19h x 27.5w in 

 

David Rathman

November 20 – December 23, 2014

Morgan Lehman is pleased to present Up To You, Down To Me, David Rathman's first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition presents Rathman's latest series of paintings and works on paper, which continue his exploration of everyday objects and experiences, and the stories they tell.

 

Rathman makes paintings that impart subjective, personal scenarios. They depict brief, fleeting narratives extracted from larger stories. Despite largely monochromatic palettes and modestly scaled works, his skill with watercolor results in dramatic atmospheric landscapes that create vivid and poignant vignettes. Rathman resonates with de Kooning's notion of "slipping glimpses"; the idea that there is beauty and meaning to be found in our ordinary day-to-day life and surroundings.

 

Rathman's paintings of forlorn basketball hoops, junked cars, cowboys, and rock 'n roll detritus are animated by his belief that "all objects, spaces, and people are connected to great amounts of energy." Rathman has focused his efforts in this series to expressing those energies, and to conveying the vulnerability and possibilities to be found in these iconic American images.

 

David Rathman lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1982.  Rathman’s work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide, and his work is held in numerous public and private collections including the Walker Art Center (MN), the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC), and the Art Institute of Chicago (IL), among others.

 

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