Rachel Davis, Visual Arts Senior Exhibition
Starts: Dec 07, 2018 06:00 PM
Ends: Dec 07, 2018 08:00 PM
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Senior Visual Arts Minor Rachel Davis is exhibiting her Advanced Studio Exhibition titled, “Cry Bout It” on Friday, December 7th, from 6-8 PM at Gallery VIP in downtown Alva during the December First Friday Art Walk.
About her current body of work, Rachel states: “The series 'Cry Bout It' consists of paintings and graphite drawings created through a combination of direct observation of still life, improvisation of color and mark making. By painting plants and other vegetal life in a manner akin to portraiture, I create tension through the use of color, light and atmospheric space to convey psychological meanings such as sentiment, traumas and personality. Through this process, I have developed a greater understanding of how ordinary objects can communicate intense emotion.
"I am inspired by Vera Iliatova, an oil painter whose dreamscapes depict flowers, figures and objects in dissociative segments. Her paintings often depict psychologically charged images at moments of impending melodrama. I am also fascinated by Goya's black paintings that use dark colors and nightmarish imagery to portray his feelings of panic, terror and hysteria. Both painters inject emotion into their subject matter in a way I strive to emulate.“
This event is free and open to all. Gallery VIP is located at 411 College Ave, Alva OK.
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