Abend Gallery presents David Shingler and Clyde Steadman

Event Dates
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from Friday, June 20, 2014 through Thursday, July 31, 2014
Event Location
Abend Gallery
2260 E. Colfax
Denver, CO

Abend Gallery presents

David Shingler and Clyde Steadman

June 20 – July 31

Opening Reception: June 20 5-8 pm

Abend Gallery presents the natural forces of David Shingler and Clyde Steadman from June 20 through July 31. Meet the artist at the opening reception, Friday, June 20 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

David Shingler is originally from Tallahassee FL., and trained at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He moved to Colorado because he enjoyed the state’s dramatic western scenery. His original art school focus was in sculpture and glassblowing, making kinetic machines that respond to natural forces. That feeling still pervades his work, and Colorado is the perfect place to capture it. Shingler took the plunge as a full-time artist quitting his job as a welder and renting a studio to devote his full energies to art. This frees him to travel in search of inspiring places. Shingler’s oil paintings are not photorealistic but they create a sense of depth and energy that make viewers feel they are there. Shingler paints a diverse subject matter including landscapes, cityscapes and figurative works. www.davidshingler.com

Clyde Steadman got his start as an artist drawing people in coffee shops and bars. He quickly fell in love with the process, and studied at the Art Students League of Denver with noted artists like Quang Ho, Mark Daily, and Doug Dawson. Clyde describes two different kinds of painting. One is from life, either working with a model, or going out on location to paint "plein air." The other is working in the studio. He thinks of working from life as similar to gym work for an athlete. Responding immediately to what is in front of the artist sharpens his skill, and lends the work a compelling urgency. Normally he spends at least one day a week out amongst the mosquitoes and dust, fighting with the quickly changing shadows of the Colorado day. Clyde describes studio work somewhat differently. He likes to take time in the studio to plan out a painting, carefully considering the composition before committing it to paint.

Regarding his work, Steadman says, "Careful analytical work on composition can be combined with the sensual thrill of playing with the artistic elements of shape, color, edges, value, and texture. A successful painting has not only a subject that speaks to the viewer, but also works as an abstract composition of the artistic elements executed in glorious gobs of paint." www.clydesteadman.com


David Shingler and Clyde Steadman

June 20 – July 31

Opening Reception: Friday, June 20 - 5-8 p.m.

2260 E Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206

303-355-0950 | 800-288-3726

Hours: Tue-Sat, 10 - 6pm