Exhibition runs weekdays from July 8th through August 15th at the Nelson Gallery in the art building on the UC Davis campus; public reception is 5:30 to 7:30 on the 8th
Eight contemporary artists have been selected by Nelson Gallery curator and director Renny Pritikin for his third survey of artists working in the Davis-Woodland-Sacramento area. “While both of the first two biennials showed the work of more than two dozen artists each, this time out I chose to focus on eight terrific artists who will be able to show a little bit more work than in the past.”
Flatlanders emphasizes the exhibition of work that has been made in the past two years by artists who have never shown at the Nelson. While there is not a theme to the show, there is a strong thread of humor and satire that runs throughout. This version of the show includes five painters, three of whom are over sixty years of age; there will also be an installation artist, a mixed-media artist and a sculptor. Jack Ogden, Irving Marcus, James Albertson, Patrick Marasso and Suzanne Adan are the painters, all working figuratively. Mitra Fabian is making a wall installation using hundreds of office clips. Ianna Frisby is showing embroidered drawings inspired by dressmaking pattern illustrations. Michael Stevenson is a sculptor working in wood, often with painted elements.
A catalogue will be published with essays by Pritikin and color prints of the artists’ work, available at the gallery.
For further information and photographs, contact Ms. Katrina L. Wong at email@example.com.