David Stephenson


David Stephenson’s large-format color photography exhibition “Drawing Time” explored the passage of time within the environment. Representations of the passing natural processes, including human actions of forestry, mining and residential development, mark the environment’s instabilities because of competing value systems. Stephenson’s newest body of work, “Vaults,” is set to open at the Julie Saul Galley Sept. 6. Working the past three years, the artist has recorded gothic architecture in northern European churches and cathedrals. Stephenson’s interest is in the explorations of the sublime through architecture. The artist has created anthropomorphic designs by using diptychs and triptychs that reference naves, crossings, apses and choirs. Stephenson received his B.A. in art history and his B.F.A. from the University of Colorado. He then went on to get his M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico. The artist later moved to Australia where he received his doctorate in philosophy from University of Tasmania, which is where he now teaches contemporary and historical perspectives on art, with a concentration on photographic practice and theory. Stephenson also has an article in CIRCA Art Magazine.