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DAVID GODBOLD The unReliable Narrator

DAVID GODBOLD
The unReliable Narrator
Installation view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY, 2007

DAVID GODBOLD The unReliable Narrator

DAVID GODBOLD
The unReliable Narrator
Installation view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY, 2007

DAVID GODBOLD The unReliable Narrator

DAVID GODBOLD
The unReliable Narrator
Installation view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY, 2007

DAVID GODBOLD The unReliable Narrator

DAVID GODBOLD
The unReliable Narrator
Installation view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY, 2007

DAVID GODBOLD The unReliable Narrator

DAVID GODBOLD
The unReliable Narrator
Installation view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY, 2007

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