(above: Untitled (Stop Me) 2007, courtesy Armand Bartos)

David Kramer is a dreamer. He is also a storyteller through his paintings, poetry, performances, sculptures, videos and set designs. He is definitely very process oriented and extremely productive. I had the opportunity to meet David at the press preview for his solo exhibition “Seems Like We’ve Been Down This Road Before” curated by Sarah Murkett at Armand Bartos Fine Art.┬áThe exhibition spans a 20-year period of Kramer’s career, and are full of symbolic and nostalgic Americana images that are reminiscent of 70s advertisements (e.g. cowboys, Whiskey bottles, a motel sign, and baseball players). A bygone American dream replaced by present day hyper-consumerism, where one rarely gets to reflect idly on life.
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