On Friday, November 13, artist G. Daniel Massad will speak to the public at 10 a.m. in the PCA&D Atrium. His presentation is free and open to the public.
Massad, who teaches in the art and art history department at Lebanon Valley College, creates realistic pastel renderings of still life. Massad’s talk will “…look briefly at the arc of my work over the past 30 years, from abstraction to still-life, with a focus on a gradual shift toward the re-enactment of minute detail and, more recently, the inclusion of other kinds of data: maps, constellations, personal symbols, and geometric relationships. I am always, on one level of awareness or another, looking for the next picture.”
You can view Massad’s work by clicking here.
G. Daniel Massad started his career studying literature at Princeton and continued studying English at the University of Chicago. His interests took him towards psychotherapy, and he worked as a psychotherapist and teacher at the Chicago Counseling Center.
In his 30s, he entered graduate school for painting at the University of Kansas. While working towards his MFA, he often reinvented himself as an artist, experimenting with abstraction, mark-making, color, and imaginary space, until he returned to still life.
Although he has occasionally taught courses at various colleges, most of his time has been spent as a studio artist. Massad has a strong exhibition record; he has been exhibiting and selling his work throughout his career, and is represented by the Forum Gallery in New York.