David Collins – These Days

Kenise Barnes Fine Art

Sep. 24, 2024 - Oct. 23, 2022

7 Fulling Lane
Kent, 06757
860 592-0220


New exhibition: Sept. 24 – Oct. 23, 2022 Reception: Saturday Sept. 24, 4 – 6 PM, public invited
Artists Talk: Saturday Sept. 24, 5 PM Exhibition catalogue with essay by Stephen Maine

Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 11:00 – 5:30, Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 and by appointment

These Days – new paintings by David Collins

“These Days refers to the actual time spent in the studio making the paintings and the compression of that time sensed during their viewing. Numerous hours of work and observation invested in the making reveal themselves in an instant to the viewer. Stops and starts, progressions and about faces, the actual days are stacked and layered upon themselves to comprise a singular image.

These paintings were made over the course of the last three years. Some began with promise, then sat to the side as others captured my attention. Returning to these paintings much later, I decided to revisit familiar motifs and methods that I had not used in years, including wallpaper patterns, drawn quatrefoils, dots on arcs, and opposing circles and spheres. Reintroducing these familiar aspects of my work brought time together, the past to the present, these days.” – David Collins, 2022

Kenise Barnes Fine art is honored to present a solo exhibition with new paintings by David Collins. The gallery has represented Collins since 2001, featuring his work in eight solo shows and numerous group shows. Over two decades we have cultivated both private and corporate collectors for his work throughout the United States including University of Iowa, United Stated Department of State, Library of Congress, General Electric, Hyatt Corporation, InSight Capital Ventures, New York, NY, Jesuit Dallas Museum, Dallas, TX, Meridian Teterboro, Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, NJ, and Pfizer Corporation, New York, NY.

Among his many distinctions, Collins has been honored with fellowships at Yaddo Artist Colony, Saratoga Springs, NY and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY. David Collins is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. He lives and works on the North Fork of Long Island.

Please contact Kenise Barnes, director: [email protected] with inquires or to arrange a preview of the exhibition.

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