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ALEXANDER'S SHOW A 'STUDY IN ENERGY AND LIGHT'

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Jan. 8, 2003 – A young St. Thomian has returned home for his first solo showing of original oils and etchings, which opens Friday at Alexander's Café and will hang through Feb. 13.
"David Hill: A Study in Energy and Light" is the title of the exhibition, which opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Frenchtown restaurant. The public is invited to meet the artist, view his work, enjoy complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres, and perhaps win the door prize, a piece of his artwork.
Hill, who is 26, received his on-island education at V.I. Montessori School, All Saints Cathedral School and Antilles School, in addition to studying at the School of Visual Arts and Careers, the after-school and summer enrichment program at the Fort Christian Museum.
"David has obviously been a diligent and passionate art student," Claire Ochoa, coordinator of the monthly art exhibitions at Alexander's Café, says.
Indeed, his ongoing desire to develop as an artist has taken him to study at such locales such as Hawaii, Italy, Florida and, most recently, Boston.
The Alexander's show will introduce viewers to Hill's current focus on exploring energy and how it relates to warm colors, particularly yellow. "The idea is to capture energy from potential to kinetic through the use of color," he says.
Light, as portrayed in his work, is critical to attaining this objective. In experimenting with concepts of light on water, space and, especially, back lighting, he says he "applies the energy of light into an exercise of working from truth of inspired imagination."
While "wonderfully varied in content and medium," Ochoa says, the exhibition works are "all strong pieces reflecting David's exploration of his concept."
And they all are available for purchase.
To preview more of Hill's work, visit the St. John Gallery Web site.
In addition to his presence on that Internet site, Hill is represented locally at Hang It Up and Blue Turtle Gallery.

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