PAUSE / a solo exhibition by David Tim




Campfire Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition with Oakland-based artist David. The show runs October 12 – November 9, 2016 and there will be an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, October 15, 7-10 p.m.

Artist statement

The portrayal of social and cultural realities within communities is something that pushes me to create. How we interact with our environment and space redefines how we perceive reality and the relationship that individuals have with their home. My family’s diverse origins have given me an interesting perspective into my own personal identity. It is the combination of my own personal experience and the narratives of others that has reshaped how I conceptualize life, place and space.  

My work represents the pursuit of harmony between the individual and the community. It explores the relationship between the public and private sphere, as well as the rhythm within order and chaos.  With woodcuts I can create a sense of time, rhythm and uniqueness to each of my works. They are records of my successes and mistakes, with each mark expressing a mood, a feeling and a time that endure.  

David Tim is a bay area artist specializing in printmaking, ceramics and illustration. He was born in Montreal, Canada in 1989. He received his BFA from Iowa State University in 2012 and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2015. Tim has exhibited his work in solo and group shows throughout the Bay Area and currently resides in Oakland, California.