Daniel Sprick’s solo exhibition Fictions opens at the Denver Art Museum
June 29, 2014 – November 2, 2014
The artwork of contemporary realist painter, Daniel Sprick will be the subject of the solo exhibition Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Works at the Denver Art Museum this summer. The collection of more than forty pieces will showcase the Colorado artist’s portraits and still life paintings. On display in the Gates Family Gallery, visitors will encounter Sprick’s meticulous representation of everyday objects and experience his stirring interpretation of the human form. Sprick’s paintings bend the line between realism and abstraction, and it is only when the viewer takes the time to pause and look closer, that the complex layers of his work reveal themselves. As noted by exhibition organizer, Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Timothy J. Standring:
“Because he works in the vernacular of realism, viewers look for verisimilitude in Daniel Sprick’s work, as if his paintings were a mirror of reality. The more we dwell on his paintings, however, the more we become aware that they are anything but a part of our world, and are, instead, poetic renditions of his own making ”
Daniel Sprick was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, lived most of his life in Glenwood Springs, Colorado and moved to Denver in 2012. He studied at the Froman School of Art, The National Academy of Design and received his B.F.A. from University of Northern Colorado in 1978. His love of drawing and the development of his oil painting techniques began at the age of 4, with influences stemming as far back as Robert Campin and Roger van de Weyden.
Sprick has had numerous solo exhibitions, participated in many group exhibitions, and has his work in private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad. Select public collections include: Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; The Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN; State of Colorado, State Capitol Building, Denver, CO; The Denver Post, Denver, CO; United States Court of Appeals, Byron White Courthouse, Denver, CO; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, among many others. Sprick has been the subject of feature articles in American Artist and Southwest Art magazines and is represented by Evoke, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Arcadia Fine Arts, in New York City; and Gallery 1261, in Denver, Colorado. Learn more: www.danielsprick.com.