David E. Fallon
Photo by Marlina Totino.
I was born in New York City from a family of cartoonists and painters. My grandfather Jack Markow has done single panel cartoon work for the NewYorker and many other publications. As I grew up in the city. I was surrounded by tall buildings, graffiti, traffic sounds and lots of people. I think of this mixture often when I do my artwork. I later moved to Boston were I studied mime and Commedia dell Arte with Mirage School of Corporeal Mime and mask making. Later I went to The Museum of Fine Arts School of Boston to return to painting and printmaking. After graduating I had studios at the Pearl Street Studios in Dorchester, the Revolving Museum in Fort Point Boston and in Somerville, Vernon Street Studios. I'm a member of the Cambridge Art Association and show many of my paintings there. I also have shown work at Sand T's Gallery in Malden.
As I have moved along in my work I have become more fascinated with maps, puzzles and game boards. I mostly work in wood, canvas and plastics. Cutting up maps, game boards and reassembling them again. There is a lot of humor in my artwork influenced by my background and the works of Jasper Jones, Robert Rauschenberg, Peter Blake and the boxes of Joseph Cornell inspire me.