Quiet, introspective, atmospheric . . . all apt descriptions of David Stier’s work. In 2014, David’s work was recommended by Jennifer Hansen Rolli. So, on a bright and sunny January morning, Herman Silverman and I climbed over a snowbank to visit his Carversville studio!

Warmth radiated from the clay floor and from David’s paintings in their one-of-a-kind handmade frames, placed all around the room. We’ve had his award-winning work in the gallery ever since, pleased to see a growing and faithful group of Stier collectors. Here’s a peek at what he’s been up to  . . . enjoy!

 

1. What are you currently working on?

I always have a lot of irons in the fire. Paintings in various stages of completion and drawings for future paintings. I’ve also been in my workshop chiseling away on a new frame profile for my 2021 exhibition.

The Old Barn (above)

 

2. Which piece of your work are you most proud of?

That changes over the years. Today, I would have to say that this small painting of roses in a cobalt vase (shown below) is a pivotal piece. It represents a change of direction, an incremental change coalescing in a single painting.

 

3. If you could magically have, all to yourself, any piece of art that you’ve ever seen in person, what would it be? (Something that moved you, gave you goosebumps.)

So hard to choose . . . Bernini’s David or maybe Michelangelo’s Pieta. I think I would choose Michelangelo’s ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It would be a shame to break it up into panels, so it would have to be the entire ceiling. There is something that’s transmitted to the viewer standing far underneath it. An extraordinary undertaking, a bit of humanity tapped into that has endured.

 

4. What has been the hardest part of being at home during Covid-19?

The hardest part is feeling the collective depression and anxiety of our country. It intensifies the responsibility that artists have to create. When things get bleak, what do you have to hold onto?

5. What has been the silver lining?

The silver lining has been that it is the longest stretch of uninterrupted studio time I’ve had in 20 years . . . three to four months concentrating on painting.

Untitled – Carversville Barn (below)

 

Our Glenn Harrington Exhibition opens October 3rd! 

You are invited to visit the gallery during the month of October and enjoy a wonderful array of new work by Glenn. You may make an appointment for a private viewing, view the collection on our website or call ahead to stop in if you’re in the area. We’re all wearing masks and social distancing to do our part in keeping everyone safe. See you soon!

Glenn will be on hand to meet and greet visitors on:

Sunday, October 4, from one to five pm

and Saturday, October 10, from two to six pm

ADDITIONAL TIMES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT

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Stop by when you’re in the area, or call to set up an appointment for a private visit.
Your safety is our top priority and surfaces will be sanitized between visitors.

Contact us if there’s something of interest, we’ll be happy to hold it for you until you can see it in person.

215-794-4300 | rhonda@silvermangallery.com

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