Working both digitally and by hand, artist and musician David Yow produces a body of work
that has a keen compositional sensibility often combined with a dark sense of humor. He utilizes
design elements of line, texture, and shape in conjunction with found images and objects to
enhance, alter and create graphically bold imagery with an edge. In his digital works, Yow
delineates images to exaggerate an emotion to absurdity; and in the paintings, he integrates
acrylic, collage, charcoal, pencil, spit, hair, crayon, wood, etc. to craft a deviant somewhat
biomorphic creation, that is, or was, living – whatever it is, is very difficult to discern.
While having an illustrious music career in the bands Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard, David
Yow also has a long time passion for visual art. In his pre-punk college years, David completely
submerged himself in painting and drawing, but music soon emerged as a form of creative
expression he couldn’t resist. He has recently returned to art-making. His work has been exhibited
both nationally and internationally in Berlin, Los Angeles and New York. This will be his first
solo exhibition in New York City.
“GLASS GAS MASK,” artwork by David Yow runs August 24 through September 21, 2011, at
Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening
reception, on Wednesday, August 24th, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For more
information, contact Fuse Gallery at 212.777.7988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.