is pleased to announce its first exhibit of 2014, featuring new work by
Minneapolis-based painter, Jennifer Davis.
In the summer of 2013, Jennifer Davis
set out on an 8-cities-in-8-days research trip to study, photograph and
sketch antique carousel animals and classic vignette paintings.
“Joyride” is the product of the findings: a complete body of large-scale
paintings inspired by vintage carousel animals and traditional carousel
vignette paintings. Davis hasn't previously been compelled to create a
series of works based on any specific theme, nor has she attempted to
create works of this scale. With a 15+ year history as a painter, Davis
liberates her own conventions with this much anticipated new body of
work featuring large-scale paintings that abandon comfort for an
exploration of the next level."
In 2012 I was awarded a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council/ McKnight Foundation
"Next Step Grant" for "funding
to research, create, and document a body of large-scale paintings based
on vintage carousel animals and traditional carousel vignette
In the summer of 2013 I set out on a road trip to visit eight states in eight days and dozens of vintage carousels (built in the early 1900s) along the US Eastern seaboard.