David Dupuis’ drawings are a distinct blend of diagrammatic abstraction and biomorphic psycho-narration. He creates ordered, crystalline worlds inhabited by forms of menacing beauty and incipient decay. Delicate figures balance precariously among undulating waves of color and monochromatic rainbows. Their seeming instability gives the work a quietly buzzing intensity.
Dupuis’ large works have undergone a noticeable shift. There are more overt landscapes that employ a looser drawing technique. Other large works take more directly from his small drawings, combining his familiar repetetive uses of graphite and color pencil, and his recent preoccupation with collage. The third shift developed from an experiment of his, in which he made a self-portrait a day, for a year. This exhibition includes three large works, that take Dupuis’ obsessive approach and apply it to portraiture. The grotesque nature of these images is a result of his amusement and frustration with this process.