Gallery Forty-Two has announced plans to represent automotive artist Gary Dausch and will feature the Indianapolis-based painter in its sports and entertainment-themed gallery, SECOND FLOOR at Gallery Forty-Two. Dausch, a native of Indianapolis, is a specialty artist whose works focus exclusively on motorsports, including driver portraiture and on-track imagery of remarkably intimate and unique vantage points.
Dausch is a 1971 graduate of the University of Indianapolis and did his graduate work at Ball State University where he studied art and education. He spent 13 years in corporate communications before transitioning into the racing industry, taking on a new role as marketing director for Derrick Walker and Walker Racing. For the next 15 years he designed everything from sales materials, to uniforms, to racecar graphics.After retiring professionally in 2008, Dausch extended his personal connection with the sport by restoring racecars and developing an appreciation for the fine details of car design. With his passion for racing and art still in tow, Dausch once again combined the two by creating high-quality paintings of the cars he had been working on for years.
“That’s part of the magic in what I’m doing,” said Dausch. “I’ve actually touched these parts and I want them to look real. It’s like I’m building the car as I paint.”
Dausch started out painting strictly as a way to privately remember his career in racing. Now, his artwork is collected by those inside and outside of the racing industry. His work currently hangs in the homes and offices of some of sport’s most well-known individuals, including drivers and teams owners.
About Gallery Forty-Two
Past and present meet to create an immersive and captivating experience in this stunning art gallery. Offering more than three thousand square-feet of gallery and event space, our new renovation honors both the legacy of historical architecture and the fine art traditions of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Gallery Forty-Two is committed to providing the discerning art collector an excellent source of artworks that combine the brilliance of inspiration with the spirit of antiquity.
About SECOND FLOOR at Galley Forty-Two
SECOND FLOOR at Gallery Forty-Two is a niche gallery offering collectors vibrant artworks that celebrate athletics and entertainment. Our contemporary collection includes original works on paper, paintings, limited edition giclées and sculptures, with approaches ranging from photo-realistic to abstract. SECOND FLOOR is committed to cultivating the intersection of sports, film, music, pop-culture and fine art.