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Review: new paintings by David Bates

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Dallas artist David Bates may be the finest painter his hometown has ever produced, but when it comes to his favorite sport, fishing, he heads to Louisiana and the remote extremities of Plaquemines Parish. While the paintings in this Down ...

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Review: new paintings by David Bates




Dallas artist David Bates may be the finest painter his hometown has ever produced, but when it comes to his favorite sport, fishing, he heads to Louisiana and the remote extremities of Plaquemines Parish. While the paintings in this Down Highway 23 series reflect the everyday lives of fishermen, they were inspired by a trip he made in 2010, when instead of the usual scenes of shrimpers, oystermen and boats laden with the dayís catch, he encountered a coastal dystopia defined by reporters, politicians, tar balls, oil slicks and clean up crews in hazmat suits.? [ Read more ]

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