Acclaimed artist David Acevedo is presenting a new collection of paintings created in the last year, exploring new and past mediums, while using human interactions, experiences and perceptions as inspiration.
Introspection opens to the public on Friday, July 3 in the Grand Atrium gallery of the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. Guests have the opportunity of a more intimate, social distancing-conscious reception when reserving for one of three VIP parties hosted by the artist. Reservations are accepted from the artist’s website at www.acevedostudio.com. The general opening reception starts at 6 pm. The exhibition will be on display through July 30.
David Acevedo was born in Puerto Rico and has been a Southwest Florida resident since 2000. He has immersed himself in the art scene of Fort Myers and surrounding cities, collaborating in a multitude of projects, including the co-founding of the Fort Myers Art Walk, the establishment of the Union Artist Studios and the very popular DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery.
He was awarded an Angel of the Arts Award in 2009 and a FACE Award in 2016. He is also the recipient of two art grants by the City of Fort Myers. Throughout his career, he has dedicated a lot of his time to support, sponsor and promote other local artists, some of which got their first exhibition at one of Acevedo’s venues. The artist has been featured in several publications, both locally and internationally and has exhibited his work in Europe and Asia.
With the launching of a new website and the Introspection exhibition, Acevedo plans on reinventing and restructuring his artistic self. His new pieces, as presented in this show, are stronger in subject matter and presence. His composition and symbolism is more focused and relevant to his environment. In addition, his approach to the mixing of mediums has reached a higher level of expertise. He has incorporated silkscreen printing, spray acrylic paint and stencils with traditional acrylic painting on large scale canvases. The larger size of the pieces in this collection is also a change in the artist’s production.
A 24-page full color and limited edition catalog will be available for sale during the opening reception on July 3. The catalog will be available online at the artist’s website after the reception.
The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in downtown Fort Myers. Regular exhibition hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information about the venue is available at www.sbdac.com.