IRVING, Texas. 16 March, 2000 - The North Lake College
gallery is featuring the work of David McCullough
from March 25 through April 17 as part of its gallery
series. A reception for the artist will be held on
Thursday, March 30, from 7:30-9:00 pm in the gallery.
The Dallas artist will include paintings, watercolors,
collage, and sculpture in the exhibit. He is known
for his vibrant color and use of texture in all of
his pieces. He has shown his work nationally and is
included in some of the most prestigious public and
private collections throughout the United States.
For the past ten years, he has exhibited mainly
throughout the southwest, drawing images and inspiration
from nature. Time spent in Australia's outback as
well as in the four corners area (New Mexico, Arizona,
Utah, and Colorado), have proven to the predominant
influences for his latest work.
About his experience in Australia, he said: "I became
familiar with the landscape and let it come to me.
The first things I started connecting with were the
eucalyptus trees. Ultimately, I found that what you
can't see is where it's at."
McCullough's abstract paintings resemble brightly
colored images of geographic shapes and strong, bold
line. He mixes sand with acrylic pigments, achieving
a gritty, sometime glittery texture. "Sand is one
of the ways I can represent the earth in my work,"
he says. "Silica resonates sound energy; it's in crystals
and in our bodies."
North Lake College is a part of the Dallas County
of Community College District.