Dave Greber creates vibrant, revelatory installations at the crossroads of universal spirituality and predatory marketing.
I use a combination of video-loops, sculpture, and painting to express Intent revealing itself through our culture. I critique media/social texts to tease out the cosmic, archetypal play at hand and present it as something tangible. I poach the attractive parts of corporate or covert social marketing, commercial newspeak, and pop iconography and use it to construct contemporary visual fables. My parables are like our culture itself: blinding and obscene, like a partial eclipse. Instead of staring directly into the light, contemplate the shadows and find evidence of an ordered reality, a universal consciousness, and a divine gravity in the darkness.
(b. 1982, Philadelphia)
Dave studied at Temple University, Universiteit van Amsterdam, and Tulane University. After a stint as a filmmaker/freelance commercial video producer, he found his calling in the contemporary art resurgence of post-Katrina New Orleans, creating video loops and site-specific multimedia installations. His installations have been featured in museums: Crystal Bridges, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Telfair Musuem, Prospect 1.5, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; commercial galleries, Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans, C24 Gallery in NYC; and International Media Festivals. His work has been covered by Art in America, Artforum, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, DailyServing, Pelican Bomb, Oxford American, and others. In 2015, he hiked the hiked the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail. The experience was the source material for his latest solo exhibit, Trail Magique, which was created with the help from a grant from the Warhol Foundation, at the May Gallery in New Orleans. Currently he is serving as the Director of Exhibitions at PARSE SECO, a contemporary art space outside of Taos, NM.