Stephen Reynolds: New Work
On Thursday March 27th, there will be a solo exhibition of the works of Stephen Reynolds. The work will be on display through April 20th with a reception for the artist on Saturday, March 29th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Composed principally of wood and steel, Stephen Reynolds’ sculptures reference architecture, anatomy and scientific instruments. He employs contrasts between the warm imperfection of the archaic and hand-made, with the cold and rational precision of modern machine-made objects. In these pieces, fabrication processes that pre-date the Middle Ages such as forged steel are combined with references to 20th century scientific and architectural objects.
It is in the practical object, where intellect and material merge, that Reynolds finds inspiration. The process of making is revealed by welded metal seams and rough-hewn wooden surfaces referring to the beauty of practical, functional objects where appearances are often secondary. The use of dissimilar materials and abrupt transitions between parts suggest ambiguous narratives, allowing a multiplicity of interpretations while always celebrating the beauty of utility.
Yura Adams: New Work
On Thursday April 24th there will be a solo exhibition of paintings by Yura Adams. The work will be on display through May 18th with a reception for the artist on Saturday April 26th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
This group of recent oil paintings shows a new development in my painting that is looser, and more concerned with the spontaneity of paint. I use a lot of medium in the paint and load up my brush to keep it that way, I paint to invent and to create relationships of shape and color I have not seen before. Human figures are almost always present. They appear in scenarios I develop in the paintings in relationship with abstract forms that delight me when they appear. By isolating figures and creating relationships with abstraction mystery is implied. These paintings are a response to visual experiences I have, at least they start there. When I paint, I feel like I am in a tunnel and the act of originating the imagery illuminates my experience of humanity.
-Yura Adams, 1.6.14
John Davis Gallery News:
Judith Simonian receives 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship
In its ninetieth annual competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 177 Fellowships (including one joint Fellowship) to a diverse group of 178 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
The gallery is pleased to announce that Judith Simonian has received a fellowship this year (Creative Arts, Fine Arts). Judith had a solo exhibition at the John Davis Gallery in February and will be showing larger paintings again in August.
Judith is represented in New York City by the Edward Thorp Gallery.
American Academy of Arts and Letters
Artists exhibited at the John Davis Gallery in 2013 are included in the 2014
American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts.
All four won awards and/or purchase prizes:
Bruce Gagnier – Arts & Letters Award in Art
Janice Nowinski – Art Purchase Prize
Cordy Ryman – Art Purchase Prize
Jenny Snider – Arts & Letters Award in Art and Art Purchase Prize
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