Daniel White will present a solo exhibition of his paintings at Harrison Galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa during the month of October. The show will open for First Friday, October 7, 2022 with a reception for the artist from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
White has painted most of his life but focused on ceramics for his BFA (University of Montevallo) and MFA (Rochester Institute of Technology) degrees. He has participated in numerous exhibitions around the region, including a solo show at the Kentuck Art Center’s Museum Gallery, Northport, and a two-person show at the Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, Alabama. After graduate school, while pursuing a career in teaching and then museum work, White said, he moved back to painting. “Ceramics has had a big impact on my 2-D painting, as the imagery I do now is derived from ceramics. The faces that recur in my paintings directly reference the imagery found on historical Chinese and Japanese ceramics. The texture I put into the work is directly from texture applications I enjoyed working in ceramics. I like to think it’s come full circle. I don’t see it anymore as an either/or between the mediums of painting and ceramics, but rather the constant pursuit of a creative life.”
Daniel White is director of the Paul R. Jones Museum and The University of Alabama Gallery. Before coming to Tuscaloosa, he was museum director at Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia, and museum preparator at the Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art. White’s teaching experience at Athens State University, University of Montevallo and Rochester Institute spans courses from ceramics and two- and three-dimensional design, to professional practices and senior capstone seminar. He serves on the boards of directors of the Alabama Visual Arts Network (ALVAN) and Kentuck Art Center. White is the author of numerous catalog essays, including for the artist monograph, Threads and Layers: Sara Garden Armstrong. He wrote the introduction and is the original editor for the volume Grandeur of the Everyday: The Paintings of Dale Kennington (UA Press 2017), and hosts the podcast Postmodern Barbeque for ALVAN.
Harrison Galleries LLC is located at 2315 University Boulevard in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information, call the gallery (205) 464-0054 or visit the website.
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