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international painting annual 2 exhibition-in-print
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Dan VanLandingham
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

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Space and more specifically, place, is one of the greatest human experiences taken for granted. Spaces are transformed by those who inhabit them, both culturally and physically. It is for this reason that the American Landscape today has been so greatly abused. What we are left with is the physical remains of an ongoing struggle for power. My work serves as a common ground between distressed and sublime spaces at the mercy of human encroachment. Because there is no hierarchy, the spaces become both timeless and banal.  Within the world of pictures, I'm able to create a harmony between forces in opposition. Man verse nature, for example, is the most recognizable relationship in contrast with one another. Picture making allows me to become the authoritative figure and neutralize any imbalance or contradiction within the space. However, it is this paradox that fuels my investigation of space and allows me to create what I refer to as an option rather than a solution.


born: 1985, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts


Green Mountain College, BFA, 2007
Savannah College of Art and Design, MFA, 2011

selected publications

Arts & Ideas, July 2011
Martha's Vineyard Magazine, September 2011

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Recent Works, Chilmark Library, Chilmark, MA, 2011
LandEscape, Poetter Hall, Savannah, GA, 2011

selected group shows

Urban Show, PikNik Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA, 2011
Recent Works, Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA, 2011
Space Bound, The Beast Gallery, Savannah, GA, 2011
Year of the Rabbit, The Beast Gallery, Savannah, GA, 2011


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