Davis, Richard | 2013 Winner

  • Home:
    LaHave, Nova Scotia
  • Title:
    Basement Self Portrait
  • Media:
    Oil emulsion on honey-comb / émulsion à l'huile sur panneau alvéolé
  • Dimensions:
    66 x 76 cm
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The minimal but dramatic light, the muted colors, and the aged surfaces found in the basement of my one hundred plus year old home, have attracted and inspired me through a number of paintings.  This, the last of the series, is a portrait of myself looking at my reflection, barely seen, in a stack of old mirrors and panes of glass. Beauty in the mundane is a theme of many of my works.  I use the clarity of a well structured painting to give a felling of importance, rightness, to the often mundane objects I paint.  Through precision of detail and, more importantly, relationship of values, I create a tangible, almost tactile look to the objects in my work.  At their best, my works give the viewer a very real sense of contemplating reality itself. In my work my desire is to capture the essence of things caught in a quiet moment.  When time slows objects speak to me.  I am more interested in what things tell me than in the stories I might tell.  I see myself as a translator, more than a story teller.

2013 Winner

Born, Middletown, New York, 1947.

EDUCATION:

1965-1966

Studied, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia


AWARDS:

2011

Inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (R.C.A.)

2011

KIngston Prize, 2011 People’s Choice Award (Gananoque)


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2011

Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

1996

Gerold Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY.

1990

Gerold Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2011

Kingston Prize Exhibition, Gananoque ON, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto ON, Drummondville QC.

2007

Group show “The Figure: from Cubism to Post Modern,” Gerold Peters Gallery, New York, New York.

2000

Group show, “Drawings by 20th Century and Contemporary Masters”, Forum Gallery, New York, New York.


COLLECTIONS:
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
The Seavest Collection, New York, New York

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