Please join us on May 27th from 4 PM to 7 PM to celebrate the opening of Dave Ortiz’s solo show “Alphabet of a Colored Man” at Birdsong Farm. This new work joyfully brings full circle Ortiz’s creative trajectory from street art to fine art painting, exploring where the abstract and urban meet. Each of the thirteen paintings in the series features a letter, some obscured and some more clearly legible. Together, they spell a phrase, which the viewer is invited to decipher. Also on view are select Painted Wooden Objects.

Dave Ortiz is a New York-based artist of Puerto Rican descent. He works primarily in painting, drawing, and silk-screen printing. Growing up in East New York in the 70s and 80s, Ortiz was swept up in the graffiti zeitgeist but eventually turned to fine art and painting. He graduated from the Fine Arts School at FIT in New York City in 1991. Ortiz’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States and internationally and is held in many private collections. He has lived and worked in Delhi, NY since 2021.

“Alphabet of a Colored Man” is on view May 27th through June 25th, 2023 at Birdsong Farm. Open to the public: Friday 12 PM – 3 PM, Saturday 11 AM – 3 PM, Sunday 12 PM – 3 PM, and by appointment. Contact:

Artist Talk in the gallery on Sunday June 4th from 1 – 2 PM, free (see event page on Facebook)

Letter-Painting Workshop in the gallery on Sunday June 11th from 1 – 3 PM, free (see event page on Facebook)

Birdsong Farm – 38480 Highway 10 in Delhi, NY