Purgatorium "wherein the human spirit purges itself, and growth worthy to ascend" -- Purgatorio-Dante
In his forty-fifth Year, David Van Gough embarked upon a series which
would finally confront the daunting shadow cast by his most famous
ancestor, and the inevitable connotations of that surname.
Adopting the characterization of Vincent Van Gogh as martyr– and
recapitulating stanzas from Shakespeare's Tempest recast as themes of
life's metaphorical exile – Purgatorium (Latin for “the place in
between”) sets a chronological backdrop of re-imagined personal
biography from the desolate mire of his Liverpudlian upbringing to
imagined death and the shadowed here-after.
September 5th - October 4th Artist Reception Saturday, September 6th | 6-9PM