by Sylvie Contiguglia for Arte-Walk Following a quiet summer, Arthur Roger Gallery is awakening with a bang. Its latest show Art in the Time of Empathy features seventy artists represented by more than one hundred works of art including paintings, sculptures, photographs and site specific installations. A playful series of shoe-mask from Maxx Sizeler leads to a spacious space lined…
David Halliday is a master of still photography. He is known for his captivating portraiture, his still-lifes of exquisite ripened fruit (some with sexual undertones), his ethereal landscapes and his anthropological renderings of ordinary objects. But within the serene stillness of his works lie movement and life.
Nineteen years ago, David Halliday moved to New Orleans to be a chef in a food-obsessed city; now he’s a photographer. As it turns out, his path between the kitchen and the dark room is deliciously short.
It’s an intensely graphic month at the San Antonio Museum of Art, where antique suppurating martyrs are countered by modern meat, splayed, ground, stacked, and photographed for consumption.
A House Made of Food: Bread House is included in photographer David Halliday’s exhibition ”Culinary Delights” at the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Gourd shapes rendered in clay and still-life arrangements snapped before decay are found in “Strange Fruit,” an exhibition of sensuous works by potter Greg Kuharic and photographer David Halliday at La Motta Fine Art in Hartford.
Simon Gunning has an edgy way of viewing southern Louisiana’s almost mystical landscape with all its beauty and harshness. His paintings of vast, watery marshes; dark, almost impenetrable swamps; gritty city streets; and the Mississippi River coursing through the endlessly flat coastal delta are not the grand romantic illusions favored by the mid-19th century Luminists or Impressionists.
When David Halliday wanders through a grocery store or farmer’s market, he’s just like any other gourmet shopper on the lookout for a crisp bunch of arugula or a pristine fillet of salmon.
In Mirlitons and Cherry Tomatoes, darkroom perfectionist David Halliday gets playful.