David Merritt’s drawing and multimedia works have been exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally, including the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, the Textile Museum of Canada and TENT CBK, Rotterdam. Merritt is based in London, Ontario where he teaches in Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario. His work is represented by Jessica Bradley gallery, Toronto.
The sler drawings derive from a community of self –given names. Each name reckons with the English language, largely in an abusive manner. Rendered in cursive and flooded with waterborne pigments, the names are inclined to find their own course.