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Welcome Center, Oil on Canvas, 70 x 59 inches

Welcome Center 

70" x 59"

Oil On Canvas

 

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South Rim, Oil on Canvas, 74 x 84 inches

South Rim 

74" x 84" 

Oil On Canvas

 

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Circle the Wagon, Oil on Canvas,  64 x 70 inches

Circle the Wagon 

64" x 70"

Oil On Canvas

 

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Dear Mary Colter, Oil on Canvas, 80 x 55 inches

Dear Mary Colter

80" x 55"

Oil On Canvas

 

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Skywalk, Oil on Canvas, 62 x 70 inches

Skywalk 

62" x 70"

Oil On Canvas

 

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Lakeview Room, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Lakeview Room

36" x 48"

Oil On Canvas

 

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Restroom, Oil on Canvas 16 x 18 inches

Restroom (Sold)

16" x 18"

Oil On Canvas

 

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Grand Canyon, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 16 inches

Grand Canyon 

12" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

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Pioneer Cabin, Oil on Canvas, 8 x 10 inches

Pioneer Cabin

8" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

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California Tree, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches

California Tree

12' x 12"

Oil On Canvas

 

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Canyon, 10 x 10 inches, Oil on Canvas

Canyon

10" x 10" 

Oil On Canvas

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Tree and View, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 16 inches

Tree and View

12" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

 

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Tree and Canyon, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches

Tree and Canyon

12" x 12"

Oil On Canvas

 

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Right Turn  15" x 16"  Oil On Canvas On Panel

Right Turn

15" x 16"

Oil On Canvas On Panel

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Swerve  15" x 16"  Oil On Canvas On Panel

Swerve

15" x 16"

Oil On Canvas On Panel

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Glen Canyon Dam, Oil on Canvas on Panel, 13 x 15 inches

Glen Canyon Dam 

13" x 15"

Oil/Canvas On Panel 

 

 

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Viewfinder, Oil on Canvas on Panel, 14 x 16 inches

Viewfinder

14" x 16"

Oil/Canvas On Panel

 

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Half Dome Tent  Oil on Panel  8 x 10 inches

Half Dome Tent

8" x 10"

Oil On Panel

 

 

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Lake Powell, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10 inches

Lake Powell

8" x 10"

Oil On Panel

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Restroom View, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10 inches

Restroom View

8" x 10"

Oil On Panel

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Canyon Study, Oil on Paper, 5 x 9 inches

Canyon Study 

9" x 5"

Oil On Paper

 

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Sequoia Study #1, Oil on Paper, 6 x 8 inches

Sequoia Study #1

6" x 8"

Oil On Paper

 

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Lakeview, Oil on Paper, 6 x 8 inches

Lakeview

6" x 8"

Oil On Paper

 

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Sequoia Study #3, Oil on Paper, 6 x 8 inches

Sequoia Study #3

6" x 8"

Oil On Paper

 

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Welcome Center, Oil on Canvas, 70 x 59 inches

Welcome Center 

70" x 59"

Oil On Canvas

 

South Rim, Oil on Canvas, 74 x 84 inches

South Rim 

74" x 84" 

Oil On Canvas

 

Circle the Wagon, Oil on Canvas,  64 x 70 inches

Circle the Wagon 

64" x 70"

Oil On Canvas

 

Dear Mary Colter, Oil on Canvas, 80 x 55 inches

Dear Mary Colter

80" x 55"

Oil On Canvas

 

Skywalk, Oil on Canvas, 62 x 70 inches

Skywalk 

62" x 70"

Oil On Canvas

 

Lakeview Room, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Lakeview Room

36" x 48"

Oil On Canvas

 

Restroom, Oil on Canvas 16 x 18 inches

Restroom (Sold)

16" x 18"

Oil On Canvas

 

Grand Canyon, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 16 inches

Grand Canyon 

12" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

Pioneer Cabin, Oil on Canvas, 8 x 10 inches

Pioneer Cabin

8" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

California Tree, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches

California Tree

12' x 12"

Oil On Canvas

 

Canyon, 10 x 10 inches, Oil on Canvas

Canyon

10" x 10" 

Oil On Canvas

Tree and View, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 16 inches

Tree and View

12" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

 

Tree and Canyon, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches

Tree and Canyon

12" x 12"

Oil On Canvas

 

Right Turn  15" x 16"  Oil On Canvas On Panel

Right Turn

15" x 16"

Oil On Canvas On Panel

Swerve  15" x 16"  Oil On Canvas On Panel

Swerve

15" x 16"

Oil On Canvas On Panel

Glen Canyon Dam, Oil on Canvas on Panel, 13 x 15 inches

Glen Canyon Dam 

13" x 15"

Oil/Canvas On Panel 

 

 

Viewfinder, Oil on Canvas on Panel, 14 x 16 inches

Viewfinder

14" x 16"

Oil/Canvas On Panel

 

Half Dome Tent  Oil on Panel  8 x 10 inches

Half Dome Tent

8" x 10"

Oil On Panel

 

 

Lake Powell, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10 inches

Lake Powell

8" x 10"

Oil On Panel

Restroom View, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10 inches

Restroom View

8" x 10"

Oil On Panel

Canyon Study, Oil on Paper, 5 x 9 inches

Canyon Study 

9" x 5"

Oil On Paper

 

Sequoia Study #1, Oil on Paper, 6 x 8 inches

Sequoia Study #1

6" x 8"

Oil On Paper

 

Lakeview, Oil on Paper, 6 x 8 inches

Lakeview

6" x 8"

Oil On Paper

 

Sequoia Study #3, Oil on Paper, 6 x 8 inches

Sequoia Study #3

6" x 8"

Oil On Paper

 

"The compositions are mapped using memory, photographs and found imagery. Leaving behind the rigidity of the grid with its evenly spaced increments, the images reflect a bodily experience of space neglecting traditional perspective. My experience and memories of these sites inform the scale and distance of objects to create a personal geography."

- Dave Walsh

Pioneer Cabin, 8" x 10", Oil On Canvas

Pioneer Cabin, 8" x 10", Oil On Canvas

Dave Walsh’s monumentally-scaled landscape paintings depict national landmarks, parks and dams. Working from memory, photographs and found imagery, Walsh includes vast, scenic vistas as well as details found in trail maps, advertisements, sidewalks, parking lots, bathrooms and graphic illustrations of the sites. His work conveys more information than one can take in at once, with aerial views of trails, buildings, and bodies of water, that are layered onto frontal depictions of architecture. Each painting is intuitively organized, ignoring landscape traditions of Western art history, such as linear and atmospheric perspective, and the sublime.

 

Walsh replaces historical landscape conventions with his own experiential understanding of these scenes and spaces from a literal, bodily and chronological perspective. These directorial decisions cause the landscapes to flatten, subverting the conventional hierarchy of space and often de-prioritizing the landmarks themselves. 

Glen Canyon Dam, 13" x 15", Oil on Canvas on Panel

Glen Canyon Dam, 13" x 15", Oil on Canvas on Panel

Walsh also manages to manipulate our commonplace perceptions of these iconic places as well as the mythological symbolism they represent in American society. His work invites us to consider the glorification – or as he calls it – “quasi-religious” status of these icons, illustrating his view that the history of the land’s ownership and occupation in North America is not as clean and holy as the gorgeous views might imply. 

South Rim, 74" x 84", Oil On Canvas

South Rim, 74" x 84", Oil On Canvas

Dave Walsh lives and works in Philadelphia. He received his B.F.A from Tyler School of Art in 2010 and his M.F.A from Yale School of Art in 2015. He was a 2105-16 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and currently teaches painting and drawing at Villanova University and Tyler School of Art.