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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

David Simpson

My formal educational was in political science and literature while my visual arts education was informally piecemealed together. I leaned the visual arts though my personal experiences and a smattering of college courses and have continued to self educate myself in the field through personal explorations in visual expression.

My artistic approach varies painting to painting and season to season, depending on what inspires and enchants me at the time. Some may see this as flippant and incorrigible defiance of convention, which is both right and wrong. I find that I accept convention when it suits my needs and it enhances the structure of the work but will let convention go when I see a better alternative for the structure of a composition.

Jury Shows: ArtHouse 2007, January,2007, Partsunknown Gallery: Death and Taxes, April, 2005 Chicago Artist Coalition: Chicago Art Opening 2001 Second Sense: Passionate Focus 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 Around the Coyote: Winterfest 2004, Fall 2004

Recent Gallery and Group Shows: Gillock Gallery/Vinic Wine Company/ January 2011, Trust, Group Show Gillock Gallery,/Paris France/ November 2010 Small Works Group Show Gillock Gallery, February 2009, group show Gillock Gallery January 2008, solo show Rubin’s Gallery Partsunknown Gallery, Death and Taxes, March 2005 David Leonardis Gallery, Seven Scintillating Artists Show, March 2005 David Leonaridis Gallery, Four Formidable Artists Show, February 2005

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