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DAVID BEERS

DAVID BEERS

Artist Work

untitled
2004
copper and aluminum
12x12x12
Untitled
2008
fused glass
5x14

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Much of my work consists of portraiture and figurative works taken from life - usually at Starbucks, the Doctor's office or anywhere else where lines tend to form and people are idling about. Some of my studio work includes Dad’s Glads, a large monumental and mimetic botanical painting in the classical style, and Landscape, a loosely rendered panoramic pastel painting. My glass works are typically abstract yet highly deliberative in that they are often comprised of thousands of individually cut glass pieces, are hand assembled using tweezers, fine brushes and take many man-hours to complete. My sculptures include pieces such as Primative Art and Aluminum and Copper Assembly; the former is an abstract figurative work while the latter is geometric, even graphic in its design. Occasionally, my work takes on, according to Blake Gopnik (an art critic for the Washington Post), a

Artist Bio

David Beers

Bethesda, MD 20817

Work Experience

Adjunct Professor, Drawing and Painting. Corcoran School of Art and Design. 2003.

Owner/President, Digital Commerce Corporation/FedCenter. 1993 - 1997

Co-Owner/President, Neumann Marketing/FedCenter. 1991 - 1993

Global Federal Marketing Manager, Sun Microsystems. 1989 - 1991

Director Strategic Technology Development, Government Technology Solutions, Inc. 1987 - 1989

Co-Owner/President, Dominion Planning and Development Corporation/NCI Systems, Inc. 1985 - 1987

President, NCI Systems, Inc. 1983 -1985

Sales Executive, John Hancock Financial Services/Profesco, Tax Shelters, Investments, and Lending. 1980 - 1984

Curator (WPA/C Washington DC)

To Be Determined, March 2003

The Model, January 2003

A.D., October 2002

Corner Views, August 2002

Waterworks, July 2002

Group Exhibitions

Yellow Barn Gallery. Paintings. 2008. Glen Echo Yellow Barn Gallery, Bethesda, MD. Juried competion, local and regional artists.

Academy 2000. KKK sculptural fabrications. 2002. Connor Contemporary Art Gallery, Washington DC. A selection of emerging art graduates from numerous regional colleges.

Beneath the Surface. Painting, sculptures and mixed media works. 2002. Corcoran Museum, Washington DC.

The Model. Sculpture and mixed media. 2001. Washington Project for the Arts, Corcoran. 14th and K. Washinton, DC.

Corner Views. Scupture (figurative). 2001. Washington Project for the Arts, Corcoran. 14th and K. Washinton, DC.

Solo Exhibitions

Artist of the month, 2004, Barnes and Noble, Bethesda, MD

Artist of the month, 2002, What's Up Washington, Washington DC

Figurative works, 2002, The Harbor Club, Washington DC

Figures and other works, Restaurant 7, Fairfax, VA

Education

BFA, 2001, Corcoran School of Art and Design, Washington, DC

Awards

Dr. William Newman Painting and Drawing Award. 2001.

Anne Elson Memorial Prize for Academic Excellence. 2001.

Sons of the Revolution Art History Research Award. 2000.

Collaboration and Murals

NASA Space Mural/Hubba Bubba, Bill Neumann and the Millennium Arts Center. 2001. 10' X 40' oil on panel.

Community, Anne Marchand and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. 2000. 34' X 34' Acrylic on panel.

Press (partial listing)

August 2002, Arts Section, Blake Gopnik, The Washington Post

July 2002, Weekend, Michael Sullivan, The Washington Post

July 2002, Weekend, The Washington Post

Memberships

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

VisArts, Rockville, MD

WPA/C, Washington, DC

Yellow Barn Gallary, Glen Echo, MD

Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery

The Washington Sculptures Group

IATTDA, International Association of Two and Three Dimensional Artists