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David Packer
updated: 10/29/2013
website: www.packerdavid.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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ground control: chart
ground control: in case you were wondering
island culture
ground control: major tom
ground control: shinkansen
astrolabes: cadeau
astrolabes: peregrinations
astrolabes: world party
astrolabes: antenna
astrolabes: wheel of fortune
Country Club: Mother
Country Club: London Calling
Country Club: Maroc
Country Club: Côte d'Ivoire
Country Club: 3/11/11
 
Portfolio Keywords:  diagrammatic, technology, collage, information, urban, text, social criticism, violence, political, humor
 
 
ground control: chart by David Packer
ground control: chart
media on paper
2013
30 " x  44 " 
ground control: in case you were wondering by David Packer
ground control: in case you were wondering
media on paper
2013
30 " x  44 " 
island culture by David Packer
island culture
media on paper
2013
30 " x  44 " 
ground control: major tom by David Packer
ground control: major tom
media on paper
2013
30 " x  44 " 
ground control: shinkansen by David Packer
ground control: shinkansen
media on paper
2013
30 " x  44 " 
astrolabes: cadeau by David Packer
astrolabes: cadeau
collage and media on paper
2012
39" x  28" 
astrolabes: peregrinations by David Packer
astrolabes: peregrinations
collage and media on paper
2012
39 " x  28 " 
astrolabes: world party by David Packer
astrolabes: world party
collage and media on paper
2012
39 " x  28 " 
astrolabes: antenna by David Packer
astrolabes: antenna
collage and media on paper
2012
39" x  28" 
astrolabes: wheel of fortune by David Packer
astrolabes: wheel of fortune
collage and media on paper
2012
39 " x  28 " 
Country Club: Mother by David Packer
Country Club: Mother
media on paper
2011
30" x  22" 
Country Club: London Calling by David Packer
Country Club: London Calling
media on paper
2011
30" x  22" 
Country Club: Maroc by David Packer
Country Club: Maroc
media on paper
2011
30" x  22" 
Country Club: Côte d'Ivoire by David Packer
Country Club: Côte d'Ivoire
media on paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 
Country Club: 3/11/11 by David Packer
Country Club: 3/11/11
media on paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 

Artist Statement
With the work I am trying to stake out a ground, a non-physical area, where the forces of man and nature collide. The names of the players can change (urban and rural, people and animals or authority and the powerless) but the place is the same. Into this territory I put objects that resonate with different ideas and perspectives about this very place. These objects are used as images, and can reflect, highlight or exacerbate the situation, also displaying tension on different levels depending on context and viewpoint. There is also an outward connection with larger global human events, such as trade, the environment, history or warfare.

Artist Bio / CV

One Person Exhibitions

2013 Toil, Curatorium, EB Fine Art, Hudson, NY
Ways of WorldMaking, Youkobo Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Some Astrolabes, Dar Tazi, Fez, Morocco
Reign Marks, Le Cube, Rabat, Morocco
2007 Hearts and Minds, Navta Schulz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Trainspotting, Lyons Wier Ortt, New York, NY
2006 The Last of the V8s, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
2002 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Last Call, New York, NY
1994 Urban Diary, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
1991 Greene Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Miami, FL

Selected Exhibitions

2012 Plus Loin, à L’Ouest du Maghreb, L’ Institut Français, Fès, Morocco
Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
2011 30 North by 84 West, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
2010 Bellwether 2010: Art Walk Bellevue, Bellevue, WA
2009 Fresh Asphalt, Gallery Satori, New York, NY
2008 The Moment at Hand, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
Nothing at the End of the Lane, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2006 The Shape of Things, Navta Schulz Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Exit Biennial II: Traffic, Exit Art, New York, NY
2002 Groundswell, Garth Clark Gallery, Long Island City, NY

Selected Collections

Tom Healy, New York, NY
Nawal Slawi, Casablance, Morocco
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Etienne Nouvellet, Paris, France
Kate Shepherd, New York, NY
Sonny Kamm, Los Angeles, CA

Media

2007 Alan Artner, “Packer solo show an elegy for an era”, Chicago Tribune
2006 Debra Brehmer, “David Packer: The Last of the V8s”, Susceptible to Images
2005 WPS1 Interview by Brett Littman: Material Culture (Art Basel Miami 2005)

Residencies and Awards

2013 Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
Youkobo Artist in Residence, Tokyo, Japan
2011-12 Fulbright Scholar Program (Morocco)
2007 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
2006 Kohler Arts/Industry Residency, Sheboygan, WI
2001 New York State Craft Artist
1997 Time Warner Arts Fellowship

Education

1994 M.F.A. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
1983 B.A. Bristol School of Art, Bristol, England