David Poppie

David Poppie

David Poppie
My World III

June Artist of the Month

David Poppie

Exeter Fine Crafts is pleased to present David Poppie as our June Artist of the Month. Creating art out of disposable objects, David’s work transforms these disregarded pieces into extraordinary works of art. By exposing the disposable nature of contemporary culture, David’s work challenges the viewer to reconsider the function and value we place on these everyday items.

Preferring a Minimalist style, David’s work is often composed of a single medium. Using everything from pencils, tea bags and matches to plastic cutlery, cassette tapes and more, David meticulously arranges these items into vibrant, abstract compositions. Initially working monochromatically, David’s work has evolved into colorful collages that evoke the energy of a painting through a sculptural medium.

Some of David’s collages are created in a single, solid layer, while others have complex, multiple layers of half-pencils. To create a half pencil, David painstakingly sands each one in half with a belt sander (there are no saws small enough to cut the pencils in half lengthwise).

Working as a professional artist for over 27 years, David received both his BA and MFA from the University of Wisconsin. Recognized as an award winning artist, David has been featured in several publications including the New York Times. His work can be found in shows, galleries and private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

Please join us for a special artist’s reception on Friday, June 2nd between 6 and 8pm, when David will be here to talk about his fascinating art. Exeter Fine Crafts is located at 61 Water Street in downtown Exeter. Stop by Monday through Saturday 10-5:30, or Sunday 12-4. Call (603) 778-8282 for more information.

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