With David Horton’s latest BRG exhibition, “Friends and Fables,” he further embraces the label of “narrative painter.” Drawing on and hopefully adding to the rich tradition of the artists who have been labeled as such before him, Horton’s work is rife with symbolism. Each composition forms an allegory to a life situation with the condition of the object and its relationship to other things in the composition revealing clues to the story being told.
A BRG artist member since 2003, Horton has taught art and design at LSU, Arizona State Univerisity, Mississippi State University and Nicholls State University over the past 27 years. Horton has kept studios in southern Spain, Paris and Provence. He has shown his work in many national and international venues and has been collected by Bonnie Raitt, Paloma Picasso, Morgan Guaranty Bank of Paris, the Delta Blues Museum and Scottsdale Center for the Arts.
Horton's work has been favorably reviewed in The International Herald Tribune of Paris, L'Oeil International art magazine of Paris, The Times Picayune of New Orleans and many other national and international newspapers and magazines. He has exhibited in Paris at the Petite Palais and at other galleries and museums in Paris, Taiwan and Italy.