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Dave Channon

Artist’s Location: Shandaken, NY
Was displayed at: Boiceville Liquors

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Dave Channon is an exhibiting painter, sculptor and multimedia artist. He was apprentice to Joseph Cornell in 1969 at the age of seventeen, and has worked with many important artists, including Red Grooms, Keith Haring, Phillip Guston and Robert Indiana. His first show was in 1979 at Franklin Furnace, an alternative art space in lower Manhattan. His oversize inflating sculptures have been reviewed in the New York Times, the New Yorker, The Village Voice and New York magazine. Channon has exhibited paintings and sculptures in The New School, The Brooklyn Museum, Ft. Pierce Art Museum, galleries in Manhattan and Brooklyn and Stone Barns in Westchester.

During the 1990s, Channon focused on video art. He had his inventive programs included in a Venice Biennale, exhibited in museums, clubs and galleries, cablecast on Public Access television and broadcast by satellite internationally. He served six years on the board of directors of the MNN, Manhattan’s public access television station. During his term, MNN negotiated a greatly expanded franchise with Time Warner, built a new five million dollar studio, and initiated a $250,000 revolving grant program for community television producers. Channon was named as sole individual along with a number of organizations in a victorious US Supreme Court decision protecting freedom of speech and artistic expression.

Moving to the Catskills in 1999, Channon continues to paint and has begun welding steel sculptures at his studio in Shandaken. He also works in digital graphics, video production, animation, website design and illustration.

Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Westchester, Solo show of steel sculptures 2009
Kingston Biennial, Two steel sculptures 2009
Varga Gallery, Woodstock EV/LES show 2008
The Arts Upstairs, Phoenicia NY Frequent exhibitions 2005- 2009
Limner Gallery, Phoenicia NY 2003, 2004 Group shows
Franklin Furnace at Newburgh Sculpture Project, Group show July 29-November 30, 2006
Detroit Museum of New Art 2004 Group show
Gallery Stendhal NY Group shows 1994 – 1998
Museum of the New School 1994 Kinetic sculpture “No Net Nanette” with Enrico Giordano Biennale di Venezia XENOGRAFIA 1993 “Caution- Artists at Work” video installation
Ft. Pierce Art Museum, Ft. Pierce Florida 1992 Solo show of “Space Shuttle” oil paintings
Brooklyn Museum 1990 group show including “Polytower” Inflating outdoor sculpture and large oil painting
College of Mount Saint Vincent art gallery 1989 Solo exhibition of oil paintings
Wissner Gallery Brooklyn, NY 1984 solo show of paintings “Global Concern”
Terminal New York exhibition 1983 “Skull and Crossbones” inflating sculpture Review in NYT by Grace Glueck
All Fool’s Show, Williamsburgh Brooklyn 1982 “Culture Bomb” installation
Monumental Show 1981 “Jupiter” inflating sculpture. Review: Jonathan Schell, The Talk of the Town, “Big,” The New Yorker, July 27, 1981
Windows on White- Cryptic Triptych installation 1980
Franklin Furnace NYC 1979, “Earth” inflating silk sculpture

Rockefeller Foundation – Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
Pratt Institute school of architecture
Lucy Lasky
Ken and Mona Jacob
Yvonne Sterkin
Nick Arbatsky

Art Student’s League, Pratt Institute, BFA SUNY Buffalo 1974

Board member of Catskill Heritage Alliance 2003 – 2009
Board member Manhattan Neighborhood Network 1992 - 1998


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