This Friday in Chicago: Interpersonal Spaces – The Artwork of Dave Roth

The Things That Go Unsaid | Found drawer, mahogany, pine, acrylic | 23"w x 11 1/4"h x 2 7/8"d | © Dave Roth 2015

Dave Roth is an artist living in Chicago. Interpersonal Spaces represents a return to form for him, as it’s his first show in 12 years. The show opens at The Dime in Chicago this Friday, September 6 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, and runs through September.

His last solo show, Work, was mounted at Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago in 2007. That show received critical praise from The Chicago Tribune and Time Out Chicago. Roth has also exhibited in New York, Detroit, and Columbus, Ohio.

He has lived and worked in Chicago since graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit. In addition to working as a digital designer and strategist, Dave is also the founder and managing editor of Esthetic Lens.

You can keep track of him on his website or Instagram.


Surrender | Found box, mahogany, pine, acrylic | 8 3/4″w x 14 1/4″h x 3 1/2″d | © Dave Roth 2019

Yes and Yes | Found paddles, acrylic | 18 1/2″w x 19″h x 1 1/2″d | © Dave Roth 2015

Two Sides, One Agreement | Found box, mahogany, acrylic | 3 1/4″w x 7 1/2″h x 4 3/8″d | © Dave Roth 2019

Things Fall Apart | Found box and box lid pine, mahogany, acrylic | 10 1/4″w x 15″h x 2 3/4″d | © Dave Roth 2019

There Is Comfort in Certainty | Found box, pine, acrylic | 10 1/4″w x 14 1/4″h x 2 3/4″d | © Dave Roth 2018

The Secret | Found box, mahogany, pine, acrylic | 10 1/4″w x 15 1/4″h x 2 3/4″d | © Dave Roth 2019

The Power of Yes | Found box, mahogany, pine, acrylic | 10 3/8″w x 12 5/8″h x 2 5/8″d | © Dave Roth 2014

The Illusion of Home | Found box, basswood, acrylic | 5 3/4″w x 10″h x 5 1/8″d | © Dave Roth 2019

The Deal | Found box, mahogany, pine, acrylic | 8 3/4″w x 14 1/4″h x 3 1/2″d | © Dave Roth 2019

Inverse Goals | Found box, acrylic | 10″w x 12 5/8″h x 3 1/8″d | © Dave Roth 2019

I Could Be Lying | Found box, basswood, plaster, acrylic | 7 7/8″w x 4 3/4″h x 32 3/4″d | © Dave Roth 2018

Harmonic | Found box, mahogany, pine, acrylic | 10 3/8″w x 15 1/4″h x 2 1/2″d | © Dave Roth 2018

The Hand of the Maker | Found box, pine, acrylic | 10 1/4″w x 12 1/4″h x 2 1/2″d | © Dave Roth 2019

Four Swear | Found box, mahogany, pine, acrylic | 24 1/8″w x 8″h x 3 1/4″d | © Dave Roth 2019

Compassion / Prayer | Found box, dowel, acrylic | 10 1/4″w x 15″h x 3″d | © Dave Roth 2018

Broken Agreement | Found box, pine, acrylic | 5 1/2″w x 7 5/8″h x 2 1/4″d | © Dave Roth 2018

Battery | Found drawer, pine, mahogany, acrylic | 11″w x 9 1/2″h x 4″d | © Dave Roth 2019

Alias | Found box, basswood, mahogany, acrylic | 10 1/4″w x 15″h x 3 1/4″d | © Dave Roth 2019

A Remembered Conversation | Found box, pine, acrylic | 10 1/8″w x 12 1/2″h x 2 7/8″d | © Dave Roth 2019