Wednesday, September 29, 2010
David Buckingham in New Orleans
Artist David Buckingham will present his first solo show, “I Speak As I Please,” in New Orleans at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery on October 2.
Buckingham, a New Orleans native living in Los Angeles, creates his sculptures using colorful, battered metal reclaimed from racecars, school buses, trucks and other discarded items found in the High Mojave Desert. His experience as a professional writer is reflected in his incorporation of phrases and movie quotes.
Buckingham also draws heavily from his memories of New Orleans. With this exhibition, according to Art Daily, he will “explore the profound effect that growing up in the city can have on both its citizens and on those whom —for various misfortunes —it has lost.”