David Huffman: The Beauty of Affliction | YBCA Bay Area Now 6





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Published on Sep 9, 2011

Artist David Huffman finds unexpected color and light in the form of crystal meth. His paintings become "social abstractions" shaped by societal concern over the decimation caused by the drug.

About David Huffman:
David Huffman's painting repertoire includes figures and themes entering into his signature landscapes of futuristic dreams and humor. Huffman's work also features deeply engaged thematic concerns with African -American culture, both historical and post-historical. He studied in New York and San Francisco and has an MFA from California College of the Arts. He received a Eureka in 2007, an ARTADIA Foundation in 2006, and a Palo Alto Public Arts Commission Award in 2005. His work has appeared in Art Forum, Art Journal, Art Papers, Frieze, Flash Art, Vibe, NY Arts, What's On in London, the San Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times. Huffman's work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin and London.

About Bay Area Now 6 at YBCA:
Bay Area Now debuted in the summer of 1997 as a much needed platform for assessing the state of the visual arts in the San Francisco/Bay Area region, and to bring to the public's attention the work of exceptional artists active in the local art scene. Throughout the triennial's almost fifteen-year history it has continued to be the barometer of what is happening in the arts by placing new work into the limelight making it available to the general public. At each historical juncture, Bay Area Now has played a significant role in providing a platform, by marking the interplay between contemporary art and other innovative activities that have come to define the region.

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