'E-I-E-I-O' by Dash W.K. Metcalf // november first friday / by Jack Metcalf

"Views from my bedroom window" 2015

"Views from my bedroom window" 2015

Hello Missoula and Surrounding Area Residents -

We at Real Good are excited to host our youngest artist to date, Dash Metcalf (age 2) this upcoming First Friday. The exhibit also features a screening of a never seen before film titled 'E-I-E-I-O," and free snacks/juice/jazz. Here is the skinny:



Dash Metcalf

Real Good

1205 Defoe St #1

Novemeber 6th // 6-9 PM



Although my work is often categorized as abstract expressionism, I see it as inhabiting a space between nonobjective painting and architectural sketches. The combination of these two worlds, serve as a matrix for what are essentially autobiographical works. I am interested in the symbolic potential of the objective world and the possibilities abstraction presents in suggesting the unknown. My influences range from third-generation avant-garde jazz to the initial formal drawings by Frank Gehry.


In some way, the intellect can analyze the work, but ultimately, when the drawings are working, it is hard to explain the how and the why. It is easy to make a formal analysis of the work and to position it in the great and diverse continuum of contemporary drawing. Yet, it is my belief that the drawing must do its work from a more subversive place, a place familiar yet enigmatic, known but unknown. It is this place that the drawings attempt to inhabit.




-       Dash Metcalf 2015