David Soman

This series of drawings are David Soman’s visual meditations on our relationship to the natural world, and our place in its cycles of creation and destruction. Soman draws on the traditions of both representational and abstract art to explore interactions between shadow and light, mass and line, and the seen and unseen, focusing on the circular relationship between his medium, charcoal, and his subject matter, firewood. The resulting images— detailed, geometric and without central focal points, aim to capture this complexity, inviting the eye to sit with these questions.

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EXHIBITIONS 2019- Sanctuary; Group show at The Kingston City Hall 2019-To Know the Light; Group Show at Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY 2017- Three Bears in a Boat at the Rochester Children’s Museum, Rochester, NY (solo exhibit) 2011 –Mill Street Loft, Poughkeepsie, NY (Solo Show) 2003- T-Shirt Factory, Kingston, NY 2000 - The Allied Artists Show, New York City 2000 - Audubon Art Show, New York City 2000 - Pastel Society, New York City 1999-2000 Arc Gallery, Scottsdale AZ 1992 - Blackwell Street Center for the Arts, Dover NJ 1987- Oberlin College AWARDS and HONORS The Aileen & Manuel Torres Graphics Award Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Award Mill Street Loft Friend of the Arts Award (2017) New York State Assembly Citation (2017) New York Senate Certificate of Recognition (2017) EDUCATION Oberlin College B.A. 1983-87 Art Students’ League, NY National Academy of Art, NY Teaching ? Children's Book Illustration: 1992: Present: School of Visual Arts ? Watercolors: 1992-Present: School of Visual Arts ? Pictorial Problems 2006- Present: School of Visual Arts ? Watercolor Painting 2003-2006: Mill Street Loft ? Figure Painting 2004-2007: Mill Street Loft ? Portfolio 2004-2008: Mill Street Loft