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21 February 2008, Truth or Consequences, NM—Downtown Gallery “M” will present new work by Albuquerque artist David Koch in a show entitled "Mood Swings and Mixed Metaphors." M will host an opening reception during Truth or Consequences’ monthly Art Hop on Saturday March 8th; the show will run through April 27, 2008.

Since 2003 David Koch has been making acrylic paintings using images, taken from a variety of sources, that have been removed from their original context. The images are chosen for their ability to communicate thoughts and ideas he has about living in this place, at this time in history.

The recent work exploits three areas of interest: image as metaphor, color as subject matter, and a blurring of the line between private and public experiences. His work is based on an aesthetic of collage and reflects the “cut and paste” nature of contemporary life, making sure that the images maintain their appearance and association with the real world with every loving brushstroke.

Koch was born in El Dorado, Arkansas. His family later moved to Bossier City, Louisiana, where he had what he describes as “an exceptionally average suburban upbringing." After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Louisiana Tech in 1982, Koch caught the first ride out of town and ended up in Albuquerque, NM. His first exhibition of paintings in New Mexico was at Highlands University, Las Vegas NM, in 1984. Koch also exhibited his work at CAFE Contemporary Art from 1992-1995.

In 1998, Koch was invited to participate in a three-man show at the A to Z Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland, but primarily he exhibits his work in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. He currently maintains a studio at his North Valley Albuquerque home. This is his first show in Truth or Consequences.

M Gallery is a located at 406 Main Street in Truth or Consequences, NM.
Gallery hours are Wedesday, Thursday and Friday from 10-5; Saturday from 10-6; and Sunday from 11-4.

For more information, visit: www.moshekoenick.com/m or www.modernkoch.com.

Opening Reception for David Koch’s "Mood Swings and Mixed Metaphors" is Saturday, March 8, 2008 at M Gallery.



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