Daniel Dove’s large-scale oil paintings attempt to reconcile the duality of the world outside of the artist’s studio that is in disarray, with the world inside of the canvas that can make sense of the damage already done.  Dove reconstructs structures in transitory states, most often on the brink of complete collapse and reconstructs them to better understand the original trauma endured.  Dove’s consideration of the world outside and inside the studio demonstrate his sensitivity to a fractured world, and an innate desire to make sense of the world by piecing it back together again.