Ormolu

Linda Davidson

December 2, 2010 - January 22, 2011

Brian Miller Review, Seattle Weekly: Reviewed 12/15/10
Iskra Johnson Review
Writer Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times: Reviewed 12/10/10

Catherine Person Gallery is pleased to present a monumental exhibition by Northwest painter Linda Davidson. Her fourth solo show at the gallery, Ormolu is comprised of hundreds of small mixed media paintings on wood panel which will fill the entire back wall of the gallery.

Four hundred and fifty nine 6" square paintings hang in a grid, creating a massive mosaic replete with a spectrum of luminous colors. All together they have a spectacular effect, but each mixed media painting is an individual work of art and stands equally well on its own.

Inspired by the juxtaposition of baroque and contemporary art Davidson experienced at the 2007 Biennale in Venice, Ormolu explores the concepts of beauty and ambition, decadence and decay. The multiple small works, both abstract and figurative, address these themes individually while simultaneously gathering them together into a much larger picture.

Linda Davidson earned her BFA in 1982 from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been shown in a number of exhibitions both locally and abroad, including the 1991 and 1992 Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions in London and the 2005 solo show “4Culture Inaugural Exhibition” at Tashiro Kaplan in Seattle. Davidson’s art is present in the collections of the UW Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Harborview Medical Center and in the King County Portable Works Collection.

 

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