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McCullough, David

American, Born 1945
  • 1971
    Acrylic on Paper
    35 x 23 in.
    Listing no. 7314
    NOW: $5,800.00
  • 1976-1977
    Acrylic on Paper
    25.25 x 37.75 in.
    Listing no. 7289
    NOW: $6,200.00
  • 1993
    Watercolor on Paper
    25 x 38 in.
    Listing no. 7288
    NOW: $5,800.00
  • 1997
    Watercolor on Paper
    27.25 x 40 in. (Paper Size)
    Listing no. 7286
    NOW: $6,500.00
  • 1979
    Acrylic on Canvas
    54.25 x 37 in.
    Listing no. 7244
    NOW: $9,500.00
  • 1993
    Watercolor on Paper
    25 x 38 in.
    Listing no. 7235
    NOW: $6,200.00
  • 1972
    Pastel on Paper
    35 x 23 in. (Paper Size)
    Listing no. 7206
    NOW: $5,208.00
  • 1997
    Watercolor on Paper
    27 x 40 in.
    Listing no. 7201
    NOW: $5,362.38
  • 1987
    Acrylic on Canvas
    40 x 54 in.
    Listing no. 7180
    NOW: $8,649.00
  • 1994
    Acrylic on Canvas
    54 x 40.25 in.
    Listing no. 7177
    NOW: $9,652.28
  • 1988
    Acrylic on Canvas
    40 x 54 in.
    Listing no. 7129
    NOW: $7,480.52
  • 1975
    Acrylic on Paper
    25 x 37.75 in. (Paper Size)
    Listing no. 7127
    NOW: $4,338.70

About this Artist

David W. McCullough - Quantum Artist Statement

For fifty years my paintings, sculpture, and works on paper have been concerned with capturing nature's light energy, color, and geological crystalline Geomancy. Since the early 1980's I have consciously been developing a quantum coherent aesthetic based on my field trips and studio work.

My quantum art aesthetic is multi - disciplinary. It consists mainly of nature field research and originating creative innovative uses for all mediums in conjunction with studies of the disciplines of Chemistry, Mineralogy, Crystallography, Geology, Physics, Bio - physics, Mythology, and music, art, and poetry. I began in 1970 making art in my Dallas studio which also afforded me access to the National Park system in the Southwest, mid - west, and Southern states surrounding Texas. I have concentrated my watercolor field trips on the 'Four Corners' region that includes Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. They are my 'outback studio' outposts where I can paint watercolor, draw, and photograph, nature's holistic systems, Her psyche, and entrain with its geological crystalline Geomancy.

This field research is always assisted by recorded music and is the foundation stone of all my abstracted quantum art studio compositions. The field artworks captured essence of natural phenomena in the parks and at Native American rock painted sites assists me in maintaining an integrity to these places and its potential transference to all mediums and processes. I have also traveled to Kakadu and Grampean national parks in Australia to study them and paint at their Aboriginal rock painting sites. The Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, art and music, as well as the Native American mythology, and ethnological studies of their cultural operating systems has greatly informed the quantum potential of the use of imagery, coloration, rhythms, and Alchemy in my artworks.

The onsite watercolor painting experiences ground my quantum aesthetic and give it a mystical, universal, and naturalistic quality. They also have given me many insights into how to create an optical chemistry in the paintings that changes in the light and reflects their transcendental nature essences.

Musicians from all idioms and instrumentation throughout the world have contributed to the flow of spiritual energy that drives the processing of quantum aesthetic realizations which stimulate my creative activity. Their music resonates in the watercolor coloration and its rhythmical sensuality and lyrical poesis.

This has resulted in a Gaia poesis that represents nature's harm0onic complexity and its geological geometric ordering systems throughout the mineral kingdom and plant world. The poetic audio visual fusion of artistic expression, nature's psyche, and the emotional of musicians' imaginative insights are all woven together into a what I call, "sonic expressionism." These sonic rhythmical patterns and geometric ordering relationships animate the audio visual entanglement of conscious intentions and quantum coherence systematically into a harmonic entrainment process.

Animating words to metaphoric delight, like "collaging" is to take ordinary aesthetic learned processes like collage and turn it into a quantum - way processing juggernaut. Simply put quantum art is about being affected by a creative energy flow of pure awareness that allows our being to process consciousness in the moment so we can respond to the adventure of discovering new possibilities to making lively spirit filled artworks.


David W. McCullough

Born: December 28, 1945, Springfield, Massachusetts


1961-63 Springfield Technical High School, Springfield, Massachusetts
1963-64 School of Practical Art (Lesley Collage), Boston, Massachusetts
1968-70 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri - B.F.A. - Painting - Printmaking
1968 Aspen School of Contemporary Art, Aspen, Colorado - Summer program - Film (Paul Sharits, Stan Brakhage), Painting - Drawing with Kansas City painter, Wilbur Neiwald
1969 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan - Summer program - Art History, Painting with Gerome Kamrowski - Printmaking with Master printmaker, Emil Weddige
1970 California Art Institute, Burbank, Ca. - Independent study with; Allan Kaprow (Video tapedHappening), Dick Higgins (Performance Art), Painting - Paul Brauch
1973 University of North Texas, Denton, Tx. - Independent study, Electronic Music - David Mathews
2005-07 University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, M.F.A. - Art and Technology
2016 University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, M.A. - Aesthetic Studies

One Person Exhibitions:

2007 McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas - Painting, Watercolors
2006 Mesquite Art Center, Mesquite, Texas - Paintings, Ceramics, Sculpture
Leedy - Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri - Painting, Collage, Ceramics
2003 Art House on Routh Gallery, Dallas, Texas - Painting, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture
2002 Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas - Painting, Wall Sculpture
2000 Rocky Mountain College of the Arts, Denver, Colorado - Painting, Collage, Poetry
1999 Art Centre of Plano, Plano, Texas - Painting, Watercolor, Wall Sculpture, Sculpture
1997 Select Art Gallery, Sedona, Arizona - Painting, Watercolor, Ceramics
1996 Gallery Phi, Osnabruck, Germany - Painting, Watercolor, Collage, Wall Sculpture
1995 William Campbell Contemporary Art, Ft. Worth, Texas - Watercolor (large scale)
1994 Gallery 341, Salt Lake City, Utah - Painting, Watercolor, Collage
Gallery West, Los Angeles, California - Painting, Collage
1992 Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas - Painting, Watercolor, Wall Sculpture
1991 Gallery West, Los Angeles, California - Painting
1989 Gallery West, Los Angeles, California - Painting
Leedy - Voulkos Art Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri - Painting, Watercolor, Wall Sculpture
Beverly Gordon gallery, Dallas, Texas - Painting, Sculpture
1984 Jayne Baum gallery, New York City, New York - Painting, Works on Paper
Patrick King Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana - Painting, Works on Paper

Two Person and Group Exhibitions:

2013 McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas - Curator and Participant in "BeyondAbstraction" : The Art of Six North Texas Artists (Acrylic, mixed media digital painting)
2013-14 Bath House Cultural Art Center, Dallas, Texas - Curator and Participant in "Collaging"
Six Dallas Artists using a wide range of new media and processes 'Beyond Collage'
2010 Bath House Cultural Art Center, Dallas, Texas - "Sweet Acrobatics," A study of Movement in Art
2004 Bath House Cultural Art Center, Dallas, Texas - "Wordless": Dialogues in Color - Painting
2001 Bath House Cultural Art Center, Dallas, Texas - "Connections" Texas Sculpture Association exhibit - Wall Sculpture (First Place Award)
2000 Houston International Sculpture Exhibition, Houston, Texas - Sculpture
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas - "Links" Group Sculpture exhibit
1993 Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas - "Young Artists revisited" - Painting
1989 Kay Garvey gallery, Chicago, Illinois - Two Person exhibit - Painting
The Haggar University Gallery, U of Dallas, Dallas, Texas - "Contrast -Comparison III" Painting Grants, Awards and Residencies:
2009 Painting Commission residency in Rishikesh, India
2008 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas - Moss - Chumley Award for Painting
1995 Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Award for Mature Artists ( twenty years of excellence in painting)
1991 Prahran Institute of the Arts, Victoria College, Melbourne, Australia (six month residency)

Selected List of Collections:

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana - Painting
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska - Painting
Daum Art Museum, Sedalia, Kansas - Wall Sculpture
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, New York - (2) Paintings
J. Erik Johnson Library, Dallas, Texas - Wall Sculpture
Hall Financial Art Park, Frisco, Texas - (2) Paintings - Sculpture
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