David Bierk
American artist
David Bierk
David Bierk, was an American-born Canadian painter. His work is exhibited at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York City. According to Askart. com, Bierk was primarily active in California and Canada, and he was best known for producing landscape paintings, as well as paintings incorporating "Old Master appropriations". Bierk evidently became a Canadian citizen, for Artcyclopedia. com calls him an "American-born Canadian Painter".
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David Bier: President Obama's Deportation Deferral Order Is Legal
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Deferred action is not only legal, but was in regular use before the administration's decision to expand it.The Founders understood that discretion plays an important role in responsible enforcement--a role recognized in the immigration laws Congress passed Read More... More on Immigration Reform
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Brain tumor survivor, family run for charity
Sentinel - almost 5 years
BYADAM JOSEPH DRICI Staff Writer David Bier isn’t supposed to be alive right now, let alone running a half-marathon this weekend. The Milltown resident was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002, and doctors gave him two to five years to live. This December will mark 10 years since Bier started beating the odds. read more
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Sebastian Bach loses everything in Hurricane Irene flooding - Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip
Google News - over 5 years
My Silver Age Comic Collection is all on the 3rd level, with the David Bierk Archives, which is a completely dry level. But we are not allowed into the house yet to retrieve everything because the foundation has crumbled & the house could conceivably ... -
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Sebastian Bach: cantor relata como perdeu sua casa - Whiplash! RockSite
Google News - over 5 years
Minha coleção de revistas em quadrinhos da Era de Prata das HQ está toda no terceiro nível, com os arquivos de David Bierk, que é um andar totalmente seco. Mas agora não podemos entrar na casa ainda para pegar tudo porque a fundação cedeu ea casa
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David Bierk, 58, Canadian Artist Who Reinterpreted Masterworks
NYTimes - over 14 years
David Bierk, a Canadian painter, died on Aug. 28 in Peterborough, Ontario. He was 58. Mr. Bierk, who was suffering from leukemia, died of pneumonia, said Nancy Hoffman, his New York dealer. Mr. Bierk worked in the postmodern genre, in which images and forms appropriated from art history and the mass media are juxtaposed to prompt philosophical
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ART GUIDE
NYTimes - about 15 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy art, design and photography exhibitions at New York museums and art galleries this weekend. Addresses, unless otherwise noted, are in Manhattan. Most galleries are closed on Sundays and Mondays, but hours vary and should be checked by telephone. Gallery admission is free. * denotes a
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ART GUIDE
NYTimes - about 15 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy art, design and photography exhibitions at New York museums and art galleries this weekend. Addresses, unless otherwise noted, are in Manhattan. Most galleries are closed on Sundays and Mondays, and most museums and galleries will close on New Year's Day, so holiday hours should be
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ART GUIDE
NYTimes - about 15 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy art, design and photography exhibitions at New York museums and art galleries this weekend. Addresses, unless otherwise noted, are in Manhattan. Most galleries are closed on Sundays and Mondays, and most museums and galleries will close on Christmas Day, so holiday hours should be
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ART REVIEW; A Rich Mix of Styles and Stimulations Under One Roof
NYTimes - almost 17 years
The Picasso count seems higher than ever at this year's version of ''The Art Show,'' the 12th annual trade fair staged by the Art Dealers Association of America. Many an exhibition booth holds a work or two by the maestro, seemingly a sort of benchmark that attests to the overall quality of the other wares on view. And perhaps by the same token,
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WESTCHESTER GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 19 years
Costumes and Tea Party dressing in the Jazz Age is revisited in an exhibition, ''Art of the Masquerade,'' at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah opening today at 2 P.M. and featuring costumes from the collection of Lucie and Walter Rosen, founders of Caramoor. Costume parties and balls, usually limited today to charitable events,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Bierk
    FIFTIES
  • 2002
    Age 58
    David Bierk died in Peterborough, Ontario in August 2002, aged 57, from cancer.
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    Both Goodman's review and Bierk's 2002 New York Times obituary note that Bierk used framing to call attention, in a way that is pointedly "postmodern", to the historical disjunction between the evoked masterworks and the contemporary cultural environment: "He painted copies of works by artists like Vermeer or the Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, for example, and framed them within broad steel panels, setting up a tension between humanism and old masterly craft on the one hand, and Modernist abstraction and industrial fabrication on the other."
    More Details Hide Details Thus, the manner in which the painting is framed is often intrinsic to the work itself. David Bierk's work has been widely shown throughout the United States and Canada at public institutions including: David Bierk's works are found in many public collections, including: Bierk was named Artist-in-Residence by the Canada Council, St. Catharines, and the Canada Council, North Bay, Ontario. He received three grant awards from the Canada Council. Bierk gained many awards for his work throughout his life including: Bierk was commissioned by many organizations including:
  • 2001
    Age 57
    In a June 2001 Art in America review, critic Jonathan Goodman writes that "Bierk quotes from the past not so much to critique current art as to reinterpret a way of seeing that he associates with artists as disparate as Vermeer, Eakins, Ingres, Manet and Fantin-Latour", and that Bierk "accomplishes this particularly well when he starkly juxtaposes two or three of his eclectic art-historical references within a single work."
    More Details Hide Details Noting the work's "virtuoso" technical quality, Goodman also observes that Bierk's "marvelously romantic" landscape paintings are, unlike these referential paintings, invented images, rather than appropriated or copied from masterworks.
  • FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 47
    His most widely recognizable work is the 1991 album cover of Skid Row's Slave to the Grind.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 34
    According to artnet.com, Bierk became a Canadian citizen in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Under the heading of "Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries" for this artist, Artcyclopedia lists the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia; the Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario; and the Ellen Gallery at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. Among David Bierk's children are actress Dylan Bierk, professional hockey goal tender Zac Bierk, Toronto based photographer Jeff Bierk, Toronto based painters Charles Bierk, Nick and Alex Bierk and former lead singer of Skid Row Sebastian Bach.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Age 0
    Born in 1944.
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