A couple weeks ago, the Thinkspace Gallery introduced work from new artist David Cooley collectively entitled Dashing In Headlong. The Santa Barbara-based painter’s fresh patterns and imagery caught our eyes, but his unusual technique had us scratching our heads. A little research showed that he starts by sourcing print materials / fabric and then mounting them to wood panel. Then, after a layer of resin he creates the base pattern & lays multiple layers down and folows this by using a dental type instrument to create “paint spikes”. After this dries, he uses a combination of spray paint, airbrush, and brushes to paint the image. Stop by to check them out up close for yourself if you are interested.

Most photos by Sam Graham.
Discuss this show here.