Gitler &_____ is pleased to present Damien Hoar de Galvan: everything bagel. In his second solo show with the gallery, the artist introduces a series of new small and large mixed-media sculpture as well as a selection of new drawings.
Constructed primarily from found wood pieces bound together with paint and glue, Hoar de Galvan’s subject matter is his process; his objects are the result of a journey wherein he navigates whatever dimensions the media allows, resulting in a tenuous balance. In response to the limitations reclaimed
media poses, Hoar de Galvan relishes the freedom of creation, evidenced by his treatment of each piece as a composition of navigable planes, and the relationships he forges between color and line and the gradations therein, however subtle or grounded.
An open-endedness of form prevails within the finite boundaries the artist creates; intersections are stacked upon one another, deviating course as the materials dictate, and yielding myriad geometric anomalies – straight and sinuous lines, arcs, and bands of color are all firmly bound, creating the veins of Hoar de Galvan’s architectural-cum-biomorphic forms.
Damien Hoar de Galvan (b.1979, Northampton, MA) lives and works in Boston. After studying behavioral science as an undergraduate he decided to take a different path as an artist. He completed the post-baccalaureate program at SMFA in 2008. Recently Hoar de Galvan has exhibited at VOLTA NY, BBQLA (LA) the Boston Center for the Arts, Carroll and Sons (Boston), and Studio E Gallery (Seattle), among others.