David Bates

David Bates is a Dallas-based artist known predominantly for his expressively rendered paintings and sculptures of landscapes, people, and objects derived from personal experience to portray universal and timeless themes, such as the compelling relationship between man and nature. Bates’ work has a broad and devoted following thanks to what Justin Spring describes as a “combination of sophistication, soulfulness, and accessibility,” in the newly released book David Bates, published by the Modern. The comprehensive and beautifully designed monograph is the basis of this Tuesday Evening lecture, as the artist shares the developments and discoveries of his notable career.