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Press Release:

Major David Richardson
Trojan War Series

January 7 – February 5, 2006 - Rear Gallery
Reception to meet the artist: Saturday, January 8, 5-9pm

Zenith Gallery would like to start the New Year with a send off for artist, David E. Richardson, a Major in the United States Marine Corp. He has served our country as a marine for sixteen years and will continue that service with a tour of duty in Iraq this winter. He has been painting since childhood and has studied art for the past twenty years.

Concurrently with painting, Major Richardson developed lesson plans for a class he instructed at The George Washington University on the evolution of Western warfare; the characters from Homer’s Iliad constantly occupied his thoughts, and he drew the title of the series and each painting from that epic legend. In short, each painting is a monument to characters and events chronicled in the Iliad.

The work is a series of large abstract paintings drawing reference to the ubiquitous nature and imagery of stone motifs – Stonehenge, Easter Island carvings, Inuit structures and Mycenaean bull horn carvings to name a few.

Images for print by request
Contact: Jodi Walsh, Director Marketing or Anne Surak, Manager