Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
That's Not Right! 2006 Acrylic, pencil and self-adhesive wall text (Wall drawing) Variable
The Advance of Unreason 2007 Acrylic, pencil and self-adhesive wall text (Wall drawing) Variable
Not out of the woods 2006 Ink and computer print out on tracing paper, laid over found paper 8 1/4 by 11 3/4 in. 21 by 29.8 cm
Laughter is good 2007 Ink on tracing paper over found drawing 16 1/2 by 11 3/8 in. 41.8 by 29 cm
Teenage sex pest 2007 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 15 7/8 by 11 9/16 in. 40.2 by 29.4 cm
Things go dark 2007 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 11 5/8 by 16 1/2 in. 29.5 by 41.9 cm
A great day 2007 Ink and computer print out on tracing paper, laid over found paper 11 9/16 by 8 1/8 in. 29.4 by 20.6 cm
Dig deep 2006 Ink and computer print out on tracing paper, laid over found paper 9 1/2 by 8 1/4 in. 24.1 by 21 cm
Come to MoM[m]A 2006 Ink and computer print out on tracing paper, laid over found paper 11 5/8 by 8 1/4 in. 29.5 by 21 cm
Give peas a chance 2006 Ink and computer print out on tracing paper, laid over found paper 11 5/8 by 8 1/4 in. 29.5 by 21 cm
Don't! 2007 Ink and computer print out on tracing paper, laid over found paper 11 5/8 by 8 3/16 in. 29.5 by 20.8 cm
A victory for common sense 2006 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 11 5/16 by 7 1/2 in. 28.7 by 19.1 cm
Days of milk and honey 2007 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 16 7/16 by 11 5/8 in. 41.8 by 29.5 cm
A car crash moment 2006 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 8 1/4 by 11 5/8 in. 21 by 29.5 cm
Just come along 2006 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 11 3/16 by 8 3/16 in. 28.4 by 20.8 cm
It makes me happy 2007 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 11 3/8 by 16 5/16 in. 28.9 by 41.4 cm
Devilman 2006 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 8 1/4 by 11 5/8 in. 21 by 29.5 cm
Have I got your attention yet? 2006 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 11 5/8 by 8 1/4 in. 29.5 by 21 cm
Do you share this lack of engagement 2007 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 8 1/4 by 11 5/8 in. 21 by 29.5 cm
Not a word 2006 Ink and computer print out on tracing paper, laid over found paper 11 5/8 by 8 1/4 in. 29.5 by 21 cm
Please 'dot toach' 2006 Ink and computer print out on tracing paper, laid over found paper 9 7/8 by 8 1/4 in. 25.1 by 21 cm
150 calories per hour 2006 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 7 15/16 by 6 1/4 in. 20.2 by 15.9 cm
Head in a bag 2006 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 11 5/8 by 8 1/4 in. 29.5 by 21 cm
Double de Niro 2007 Ink on tracing paper over found paper 7 3/4 by 12 1/8 in. 19.7 by 30.8 cm

Press Release

David Godbold: The Unreliable Narrator Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea April 14 – May 25, 2007 Mitchell-Innes & Nash announces the first New York solo exhibition for Dublin-based artist David Godbold. On view at 534 West 26th Street from April 14 – May 25, the show comprises over 125 small drawings and two major wall paintings. Godbold creates small ink drawings on sheets of tracing paper, and overlays them onto scraps of found paper, ranging from discarded shopping lists and diary pages to love letters and homework assignments. He then inserts his own textual element, adding a typed quotation, remark, or truism to create a satirical interplay between text and image. The two large-scale paintings will be applied directly to gallery walls. One depicts St. Sebastian, while the other is an apocalyptic scene inserted into a dense wooded landscape painted in a style reminiscent of 16th century Dutch painting. David Godbold was born in England in 1961 and has lived in Dublin for the past 17 years. The show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash will be Godbold’s second United States solo exhibition, following a 2006 exhibition at Jack Hanley gallery in San Francisco. From 1999 – 2000, Godbold held a residency at PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History & Philosophy from the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, and a BA in Fine Art from the University of London, Goldsmiths’ College. He has exhibited widely throughout Europe and the United States, and his work is represented in various public and private collections. Listing Information: Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea: 534 West 26th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am – 6pm Public Information: T: (212) 744-7400 www.miandn.com Opening reception: Saturday, April 14, 2007, 6 – 8pm. Press Contact: Stacy Bolton Communications T: 212.721.5350 E: Emily@StacyBolton.com