Tag: David Pappaceno

January 18, 2016

Darkcloud & David Pappaceno
May – July, 2012
Woodward Gallery Project Space

Darkcloud and David Pappaceno’s collaborative mural Raining on Your Plaid Parade premieres on the exterior wall of Woodward Gallery’s Project Space located at 132A Eldridge Street directly across from the Gallery- throughout Spring, 2012.

Artist David Pappaceno was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1975. He attended Boston University majoring in art and athletics. Pappaceno was wrestling on the varsity level throughout his college studies while refining his skills in fine art and design. David moved to Brooklyn in 2006 where he currently lives and works.

Pappaceno considered the conceptual blue collar workers when he first conceived of his painted plaid design several years ago. He equated plaid as a more traditional, average working class pattern- more of something for every man. As a design element, Pappaceno found great inspiration for his plaid from artists like Josef Albers who developed spatial perception within a pattern. Pappaceno uses bold bright colors and a specific width of the plaid lines to compliment the current collaborative painted mural with Darkcloud. Pappaceno said, “I believe plaid weaves the timeline of art history.”

Darkcloud’s imagery has been a constant staple in the urban art scene since 2003. His work can be seen all over NYC, as well as adorning surfaces in various other cities and countries. The dark drippy, iconic repetition metaphorically represents the angst that is always a part of us. His cloud-like image serves as a visual reminder of the things in our lives we are unable to escape. Darkcloud has been exhibiting with Woodward Gallery since his acclaimed 2008 “Street Language” Exhibition.

Darkcloud and Pappaceno’s new conceptual mural subtly accentuates the positive and negative aspects of our time.

June 28, 2014

Group Show
June 28 – July 26, 2014
Woodward Gallery

This summer, as part of Woodward Gallery’s year-long 20th Anniversary Exhibition calendar, a Retrospective of Public Art will be featured. The mural from the outdoor wall of their Eldridge Street Project Space will be presented in unison, a massive installation covering the Gallery’s large interior space.

Woodward Gallery designated the public wall at 132A Eldridge for Street Artists to legally paint. Since 2008, invited Artists were asked to create a four panel work of art approximately 15 feet (457 cm) in total size. Over the years, this exterior wall of the Gallery’s annex–GHOST Art Lounge, has become a NYC attraction with thousands of Twitter and Instagram pictures shared to date!

The exhibition of provocative and colorful original murals will include Street Artists:
BLUdog, Cassius Fouler, Chris RWK, Cycle, Darkcloud, David Pappaceno, Diana Garcia, El Celso, FARO, Gabriel Specter, ICY & SOT, JM Rizzi, Ka, Kenji Nakayama, L’Amour Supreme, Michael De Feo, MOODY, NohJColey, NOSEGO, Robert Janz, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Sonne Hernandez, Terence Netter, Thomas Buildmore, UR New York.