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David Callahan 2011 Acrylic Painting on Wood "Dogs and Family"

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David Callahan (20th/21st century)
Dogs and Family, 2011
Acrylic on wood panel
Titled, dated, and inscribed to verso

From the studios of Visionaries + Voices – a non-profit organization that provides exhibition opportunities, studio space, supplies, and support to more than 125 visual artists with disabilities.

An acrylic painting on wood panel titled Dogs and Family by Cincinnati-based artist David Callahan (20th/21st century), created in 2011. This work features a conglomeration of abstract figures, portrayed with loose patches of vibrant colors and large gestural brushstrokes. Unsigned, the work is inscribed, titled, and specifically dated ‘June 2011’ to the verso. It remains unframed.

David Callahan is a painter who works consistently from painting to painting, expressing a new story each time. His subject matter is inspired by the intensity of his dreams and his vibrant imagination. Within each of his works figures, faces, homes, trees, and other living objects are hidden and/or revealed in layers of color. The most common characteristics of Callahan’s paintings are a vibrant palette and a unique use of space within the compositions. Landscape is a frequent subject matter. Though essentially traditional landscapes, his unexpected color choices and scale shifts push his compositions toward abstraction. More recently, the artist has been realizing his forms in ceramic. By disengaging those shapes from their grounding, he is able to create endless combinations of natural and animal forms. Callahan has kept a studio with Visionaries + Voices for over 10 years. His work has been shown in a number of galleries in and around Cincinnati. His paintings are featured within several private collections, and his first retrospective will be held in August of 2015 at the V+V Northside Gallery.


- some scratch and scuff marks scattered throughout surface.


19.75" W x 15.0" H x 0.25" D

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