Lives and works in Schodack Landing, NY
(b. 1958, American)
David Halliday’s recent images chronicle the artist’s past three trips to a favorite spot in Greece, most recently this past fall. Each series picks up the dialogue he put down at the end of the prior visit, with open eyes and fresh finds. The photographs reflect the ingredients that intrigued David, which he then composed and posed spontaneously. For the artist, trusting in the result of instinctive installations presented a freedom and levity captured with the click of the camera.
The newest images featured in this exhibition both literally and figuratively depart from David’s previous still life and portraiture. His objects get up and off the table, the horizontal plane, and walk away, assuming a new position. In these images, the still life is anthropomorphized, standing at attention, and in play. David creates an environment out of found objects: a space that could be happened upon, but feels fantastical and far-fetched.
- Halliday has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe including the San Antonio Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans which hosted a retrospective of the artist’s work.
- Halliday’s work is included in numerous public and private collections including the New Orleans Museum of Art (LA); the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX); Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga (TN); the New Britain Museum of Art (CT).
- Halliday attended Syracuse University and pursued further studies under the direction of Arnold Newman.
PRESS + MEDIA
AT PLAY: Ellie Richards And David Halliday At Hodges Taylor
David Halliday at the Ogden
[The New Orleans Art Review]
Sins of the Flesh
[San Antonio Current]