Dave Dunn“Piggy and Dave on a Stroll by Gloribet Agosto-Rosa” Bozman, Maryland.

Dave Dunn’s art is defined by a unique ability to invest his metal constructions with both whimsy and primordial dark mystery. His works draw on imagery and meaning from a metallurgical era lost to the modern age. His often frequent use of medieval imagery in his welded and forged work evokes in the viewer an historical allegory, while imbuing his creatures of nature with abstract nuance and fantasy.

Combining rough steel imagery with historical symbols of contest and predators, his creatures take on mysterious and fantastical life forms. Drawing on a lifelong environmental consciousness, he assembles repurposed objects, found metal pieces or modern steel implements with deft creativity, offering the viewer a more modern and empathetic connection to the natural world through movement and personality.

From his earliest years growing up on Harris creek flowing into the Chesapeake Bay, he combined driftwood and other found objects deposited by high tides and repurposed them into art objects while daydreaming about what lurked beneath the waves. He also spent formative years living in Paris, France, the son of an American diplomat, surrounded by the medieval and renaissance imagery of the old world. Today he works out of his DunnInMetal Studios in Silver Spring, Maryland and his small workspace where he began his career in Bozman. Maryland.

Recent Shows and Exhibitions:
February, 2024 Small Works Juried Exhibition, Jag Gallery, Key West, Florida

March, 2024 SOLO Exhibition in the Zabar Lobby Gallery of the Studios of Key West, Florida.

March-16-April 13, 2024 “Nature’s Homage”, City of Norfolk, Virginia, National Juried Public Art Exhibit

“2025 Featured Southern Artist of the Year”, Discovery Park of America Museum and Heritage Park, the largest museum in Northwest Tennessee, 6 month SOLO exhibition

Dave Dunn’s work is represented by New Orleans’ Octavia Gallery on Artsy and First Dibs and in private collections in Paris and Normandy France, Willerzell Switzerland, New York City and Shelter Island NY, Los Angeles and Malibu California, Washington DC, New Orleans LA, Lexington KY, Asheville NC, Austin TX, Key West FL, the Hunt Country of Virginia, Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay area in Talbot County MD.