UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) will host the opening reception for a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of David Allen today, Thursday, September 26 at 4 p.m. at the CVPA Campus Gallery (285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA).
This special show can be viewed between September 25 and October 23, 2013.
A selection of images from David Allen's portfolio of later works will be on display along with some of his earlier photographs. Accompanying the art will be an installation of personal belongings, memorabilia, scholarly ephemera and other objects, as well as a multi-media presentation of still-life pieces documented at Allen's Westport, Massachusetts residence.
David received his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Maine, Presque Isle in 1970 and his Master of Fine Arts in Photography from UMass Dartmouth in 1991. David's passion for photography was extended through his teachings at Westport High School and later at CVPA. He lived a vivid and multifarious life and engaged in professions that spanned from commercial sword fishing to newspaper journalism.
"Through photography's wonderfully malleable nature, I attempt to express the mystery and magic that I feel about this all too brief excursion. Perhaps the images that I leave behind will prompt someone else to wonder...for a short time at least, before the photographs themselves accede to Time's terms."- David Allen