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Richard Dupont | Desert Island Drawings

June 27 – August 4, 2023

Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 27, 6-8PM

As a means of escaping the uncertainty of the Covid crisis, Richard Dupont found refuge in the endurance of nature. What began as a meditative practice became a daily habit of painting scenes from memory. Rather than following the impulse to rely on image or technology, his work abstracts the natural world, creating landscapes that don’t belong to a particular time and place. Instead, Dupont’s watercolors exist in their uniquely captivating world—an act of creation that Dupont defines as an “ongoing preoccupation with my own disappearing act.” Dupont allows us to lose ourselves in the beauty of nature, independently defining the relationship between technology and the natural world. Planthouse is pleased to present Richard Dupont’s Desert Island Drawings this summer.

About the Artist:

A pioneer in the field of digital art, RICHARD DUPONT (b. New York, NY, 1968) received a BA from the Departments of Visual Art and Archeology at Princeton University. Dupont’s works have been exhibited at numerous museums including The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Di- ego, CA (2016); The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (2015); The Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2014); The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY (2014); The Queens Museum, Queens, NY (2013); The Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT (2011); and The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY (2008). He has presented major installations at Lever House, New York, NY (2008) and The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY (2010). Dupont’s works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; The Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; and The New York Public Library Print Collection, New York, NY; among many other public and private collections. In 2014, Dupont was awarded the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) Visionary Award. His works have been reviewed and discussed in numerous publications including The New York Times, Artnet News, Art in America, Modern Painters, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, The Art Newspaper, ARTnews, The New Yorker, and ArtForum. 
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