David Pember, Peer Gallery
Peer gallery artist, David Pember considers contemporary art not unlike contemporary jazz: one is a delight for the eye, the other a treat for the ear. (Click to view David's Gallery).
“The similarities are striking when you think about it,” David says. “A jazz musician uses an instrument to “riff” around a melody, thereby creating a unique musical work. A contemporary artist can take a commonplace theme, and produce a one-of work of art by riffing with a brush and paint.”
David’s unique contribution to contemporary art involves the application of acrylic paints on unusual surfaces, including stainless steel and EVA board. With these surfaces, David’s images are offset by compelling gestures and colours, according to Susan Hudson, president of Peer Gallery.
David has been involved in contemporary art for most of his life. Prior to moving to Nova Scotia, he enjoyed successful careers in public affairs, and radio and television.
He first appeared on the Nova Scotia art scene more than 10 years ago in a joint exhibition with well-known NS sculptor, Dawn MacNutt. Since then, his work has been acquired by patrons from across Canada and the U.S.
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