D. E. May – PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland

 

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART

925 NW Flanders Street, Portland, OR 97209, USA

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D. E. May

Born 1952 in Salem, Oregon, USA


For the last forty years art has been my occupation and preoccupation. I build two-dimensional constructions and small sculptures that reference architectural studies, incomplete proposals, or the weathered evidence of past projects, but for me these constructions have no other aspirations beyond being the objects that they are.  If they are referring to anything outside themselves it is to the process by which they are made. For instance, I draw and make templates that are often sourced from the working processes of disciplines outside of the realm of Art, from ship-builders' plans to tailors’ cutting boards. If there are five steps to building something, I am interested in steps two and three.


D. E. May, Haavisto, 2012, colored pencil, graphite on paper, 14 x 17 inches
D. E. May, Flageollet, 2012, colored pencil, graphite on paper, 16 x 20 inches
D. E. May, Untitled, 2012, colored pencil, graphite on paper, 16 x 20 inches
D. E. May, Nan Vernon, 2012, colored pencil, graphite on paper, 14 x 17 inches
D. E. May, Untitled, 2012, colored pencil, graphite on paper, 16 x 20 inches