• David Dupuis

    Turner & Byrne Gallery

    According to Arthur C. Danto, art “ended” with Andy Warhol’s Brillo Box so now artists can choose to be any kind of artist they want. They can be Abstractionists, performance artists, Conceptualists, or switch back and forth among these, even on the same day. Just because artists are free from the forward march of art history, however, doesn’t mean they are free from their own compulsions; if anything, these compulsions will continue to sustain art when the historical reasons for making it have gone away. The strength of David Dupuis’ art, for example, is rooted precisely in his lack of choice.

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