Upcoming: participation in a juried exhibition in Virginia, September 2021:
I am pleased to have one recent artwork included in the regional juried exhibition, "From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands," at the William King Museum of Art, in Abingdon, Virginia, on view September 30, 2021 through February 6, 2022. This exhibition was juried by Michael Rooks, Curator at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia. My image/text, mixed-media artwork, "Time Out, 2020," will be on view in this exhibition.
Summer 2021: Work included in a group show at the Knoxville Museum of Art:
One of my cyanotype photographs that is part of the KMA's permanent collection was on view May 21 through August 01, 2021, in the group exhibition, "A View of the City: Knoxville," at the Knoxville Museum of Art (in Tennessee). The exhibition was curated by Stephen Wicks, Curator at the KMA.
Summer & fall 2021: participation in group exhibitions in a new gallery in Wisconsin:
From May through the fall of 2021, I have two artworks in group exhibitions at the new Northern Arts Collective gallery, in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin. My work was part of the inaugural exhibition, opened in May 2021, and now continues into the fall season, in this gallery featuring work in various media by artists from the American Midwest and around the USA. Web link: https://www.northernartscollective.com
2020 & 2021: participation in group exhibitions at the (Not) Sheep Gallery, Columbus, Ohio:
I had 4 recent mixed-media artworks in several group exhibitions at the "(Not) Sheep Gallery" in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Ohio, October through December 2020, and continuing into early 2021. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have shown some work at this progressive commercial art gallery in my hometown. https://notsheepgallery.com
Released summer 2020: Virtual Studio Visit, on the Locate Arts website:
Made in May 2020 and published online in June 2020, the "Locate Arts" website has a virtual visit with me in my art studio. Locate Arts is an information website about artists and exhibitions in Tennessee. Check out the visit here: https://locatearts.org/the-focus/2020/virtual-studio-visit-david-underwood
Recently published: I self-published a portfolio book during the COVID-19 pandemic, May 2020:
I made the self-published artist's portfolio book, titled SHIFT IN THINKING, in May 2020, and it is now available directly from the printer, Blurb. The 61 artworks represented in the book are all mixed-media/photographic/image-text artworks that I made between 2012 and 2020, including new works made during COVID-19 pandemic self-isolation in the spring of 2020. I am making just one dollar off each book purchased, and I am donating 100% of my profits through the end of the year 2021 to The Second Hand Food Bank of East Tennessee, to help alleviate hunger in the region. You can preview and order the book directly, at: https://www.blurb.com/b/10126573-shift-in-thinking
Recently: Photograph included in a national, juried exhibition, in New York City, February & March 2020:
I had one silver gelatin photograph included in the "Krappy Kamera" exhibition, on view February 17 through March 7, 2020, at the Soho Photo Gallery, in New York, New York. This was an exhibition of photography made with plastic and inexpensive cameras, juried by Brian Paul Clamp, of the ClampArt Gallery, also in NYC. I made my Krappy Kamera photograph with a Lomography Sprocket Rocket plastic (analog film) camera. This exhibit is the 137th group exhibition in which I have participated.
Recently: Artwork published in The Hand Magazine, October 2019:
I had two mixed-media/photographic 2019 artworks reproduced in The Hand Magazine (quarterly magazine published in Prairie Village, Kansas), Issue #26, October 2019, page 50.
Recently: Inclusion in a juried landscape photography exhibition in Kansas, July 2019:
I had two single-image landscape photographs included in the juried "Earth Elements; Landscape International Exhibition" at the Midwest Center for Photography, 1215 Franklin Street, Wichita, Kansas 67203; July 12 through July 26, 2019. The international competition was juried by Linda Robinson, Director of the Midwest Center for Photography. Web link: http://www.mwcponline.com/earth-elements.html
Recently: Inclusion in a juried group exhibition of writing paired with photographs, Boston, summer 2019.
I had one single-image color digital photograph included in the "In Your Mother Tongue, a Word and Image Dialogue" exhibition of collaborations between writers and photographers, at the Griffin at Lafayette City Center Passageway Gallery, downtown Boston, Massachusetts, June 26, 2019 through September 14, 2019. My wife, Susan O'Dell Underwood, exhibited a canto poem, and I exhibited a photograph, which together portray some of our experience traveling in Iceland. This was a national juried group exhibition of photographs and creative writing, juried and organized by Dr. Paula Tognarelli, Director & Curator at The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts.
Recently: Inclusion in a book about the practice of cyanotype, published in early 2019:
I have 3 examples of my cyanotypes included in the recently published book, CYANOTYPE: THE BLUEPRINT IN CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE, by Christina Z. Anderson. Published early in 2019, by Focal Press/Routledge. My photographs and info about my work are on pages 282-285. The book is available from Amazon.
Ongoing: My wife and I operate a small regional publishing company together.
My wife, Susan O'Dell Underwood, and I started a small, independent publishing company during the summer of 2014. Our goal at Sapling Grove Press is to publish just a handful of smart, well-crafted books of poetry, literature, and visual art each year, with a concentration on giving support to unique, substantial voices from the Southern Appalachian region of the USA. Our first book was released in July 2014. I was the juror and editor of our third book, Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers, which was released in late June, 2015. We published a unique and wonderful novel by respected author and story-teller Mary Bozeman Hodges, Deep in the Earth, released November 01st, 2018. To focus on our own respective artwork, we are currently taking a break from publishing anything new, and we are not accepting submissions. Please check us out, at: www.saplinggrovepress.com.
Ongoing: My stock photography is now represented by Universal Images Group:
From 2002 until the company closed in December of 2010, my stock photography was represented by the Omni-Photo Communications Company, in New York. Through the wonderful and very professional Omni-Photo company, I had dozens of single-image photographs published in a variety of types of publications. These good folks have gone out of business, but have transfered my images to the stock photo business, Univeral Images Group, which (since late 2011) now represents my stock photography work and has facilitated the publication of many dozens of my photographs in a wide international variety of types of publications. Check out Universal Images Group, at: http://universalimagesgroup.com