In the month of September, DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts is showcasing the artwork of art educator David Martin.
The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in conjunction with the monthly Fort Myers Art Walk. The exhibition will be on display through Sept. 26.
Born in Hicksville, Ohio, and currently residing in Naples, Martin attended the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he received his BFA in Art Education. His inspiration comes from a place of struggle as a gay male, navigating a heteronormative world. With his work, Martin intends to express the difficulties of the bias, against the LGBTQ+ community, as created by men and women, and even its on members.
For the artist, it is important to help break down barriers through visual narratives.
Using watercolor and colored pencils, David creates hyper-realistic work, in hopes to open a dialogue about issues in the LGBTQ+ community.
The gallery invites all Southwest Florida art collectors, supporters and enthusiasts to join them for the opening reception on Friday, Sept. 3 and meet the artist.
DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts is located at 1815 Fowler St. in the Butterfly Estates complex in Fort Myers. The gallery’s current business hours are Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More information about the venue or how to become a member can be found at www.daascoop.com or by calling 239-590-8645.