September 1-29, 2017
David Gildersleeve … And Now for Something Completely Different.
Opening reception: Friday, September 1, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
David Gildersleeve began his long and illustrious art career while growing up in Texas. His earliest work was displayed on his bedroom wall where he started to master the popular but challenging medium of crayons. He then moved to his first big exhibit where he was a featured artist on the family refrigerator. Gildersleeve’s professional art career began as a comic book artist, working for such companies as Vendetta, Gothic, and Calibre. During this time, he illustrated a variety of magazines from Playboy to The Crescent Review as well as developed logos and advertising campaigns for Solunet, Integrated Digital Networks, and Microsoft. He has written and illustrated several children’s books, contributed a speech to TED Talks, and taught at The Corcoran School of Art and at The Savannah College of Art and Design.
Gildersleeve paints subjects that invade his subconscious, using a wonky style to help bring these images to life. Using textures and a selective palette, he creates an unmistakable style in his work that most people refer to as “whimsical”. He displays his art in several galleries up and down the East coast and takes part in several shows a year that focus on his original paintings. In addition to his successful and creative projects, he enjoys spending as much time as he can with his wife and two sons, working on classic muscle cars, and writing autobiographies. For more information, please visit www.gsleeve.com.