David Shapiro: Seer, Actor, Knower, Doer

September 16, 2017 - February 04, 2018

In the late fall of 2016, FWMoA became the recipients of a very generous gift of paintings and prints from the estate of David Shapiro intended to establish an archive of his work for future generations to come to know and enjoy. This exhibition of Shapiro’s paintings is an introduction to his numerous themes, his processes, and the intended meaning of his work.

He devoutly studied and practiced Buddhism, which had a profound influence on his work, and he also was captivated by Asian art which taught him an appreciation for stillness, simplicity, and the beauty of calligraphic line. Shapiro internalized these influences, mixed them with his own spirituality, and fused them into a way of working and a style that were distinctly his own.  The title phrase Seer, Actor, Knower, Doer, comes from a series of Shapiro’s paintings by the same name, but those words also embody the complex depths of the person and artistry of David Shapiro.

Curator’s Tour: October 5 / 12:15pm / Free with admission
Join us for a guided tour by a FWMoA Curator! Exhibit curators will take you on a new gallery tour each month. From specialized and personal points of view, curators offer unique perspectives on all FWMoA exhibits. Tours are free with gallery admission.