Inman GalleryDavid Aylsworth at Inman Gallery

Throughout his career, painter David Aylsworth has deftly embraced ambiguity and the liminal possibilities inherent in the painterly process, one where the resulting canvas lives on not so much as an end product but more as a space for an ongoing adventure. In a recent essay Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Curator Alison de Lima Greene writes: “Over the past three decades, David Aylsworth has built up a remarkable body of paintings that are sensual, humorous, at times wry, and always bursting with love. Grounding his pictorial vocabulary in the non-objective language of such early modernists as Marsden Hartley and Arthur Dove, Aylsworth has also remained steadfast in his commitment to finding fresh inspiration in the world around him as he consistently renews his painting practice through trial, error, and resolution.”

In the past 5 years, David Aylsworth’s colorful, expressive abstractions have expressed evocations of landscapes and seascapes, with suggestions of horizon lines visible. In this viewing room, we are highlighting works with a strong suggestion of landscape.

David Aylsworth (born 1966, Tiffin, OH) earned a BFA from Kent State University in 1989 and was an artist resident at the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from 1989-1991. Aylsworth's paintings are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Dallas Museum of Art; the El Paso Museum of Art; and the Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi. He currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.

About Inman Gallery: Founded in 1990 with an emphasis on artists living in Houston and the region, Inman Gallery has since cultivated an internationally recognized program that represents contemporary artists from the region, nationally, and abroad. The gallery takes an active approach in supporting artists from the early stages of their careers into national and international recognition; the gallery is equally active in its local community. Education, community engagement, and a long-term commitment to artists form the core of the gallery’s mission. Celebrating the gallery's 30th anniversary this fall, we welcome visitors by appointment.

Inman Gallery has been a member of the ADAA since 2009.

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