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Monday, June 1, 2015

Press Release - PUSH - an exhibit of new works by Susan M. Gibbons and Jennifer Davey at POINT Gallery, Denver, CO



 Point Gallery is pleased to present new work from local artists Susan M. Gibbons and Jennifer Davey. The Gallery will host an artist reception at 765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver CO
on Friday, June 19, from 6-9pm. 


PUSH

NEW WORKS BY

JENNIFER DAVEY AND SUSAN M. GIBBONS


Jennifer Davey has an almost poetic approach to her paintings, much like a haiku, there is a minimalist elegance to her compositions. Through her work she explores concepts of life and death, peace and love, as they relate to todays society. Her paintings are chaotic yet serene, complex yet surprisingly straight forward.







Artist Statement

Peace - Love. Words that push, pull and play with our deepest and purest desires. These concepts inspire yet are sometimes difficult to embody. In this body of work I explore the ideas of peace and love when coming to terms with the "wild self" and our life-death-life nature. The paintings explore these rhythms of life, the rise and fall, and the push and the pull. Peace and love both integrate and expose, revealing opportunities to open to life. These paintings are the stories that push our heart, so as to live a life at peace and in love with ourselves. Ultimately, building peace in the world is rooted in creating peace within.

Info about Peace Making I and We:

Peace Making I and We was a painting created collaboratively employing over 140 unique contributions to the composition while it was on exhibition at the Incite Insight a nationally juried exhibit at The Fort Collins Lincoln Center from November 21st, 2014 to January 3rd, 2015. Viewers were asked to finish the following prompts: I create peace by...and I feel most alive when... The viewers wrote directly on the painting or submitted comments online. At the end of the exhibit I finished the painting as I would any other of my paintings. The companion painting, Peace Making I reflects the personal nature of building peace and the importance of cultivating peace within. 


NEW WORKS BY

SUSAN M. GIBBONS 

Susan M. Gibbons encaustic paintings explore the medium in a raw instinctive manner. Drawing inspiration from Judaeo/Christian theology, she uses a combination of dirt, wax and pigment to create her primordial compositions. Using these simple, natural elements she creates her entire palette, giving her paintings an inherent organic quality. 




The Adam Series

Genesis 2:7 - Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

The fire and stirring of creation are in part, the basis for this body of work.  Loosely based on the verse in the Book of Genesis that describes the formation of the first human, the paintings are a symbolic representation of the creation of humankind.  Using the basic colors that signify the different hues of the human skin: red, black, brown, yellow, and white (pink), the work incorporates different colors of dirt to blend and characterize the union between God, the earth, and humanity.  

This series utilizes the medium of encaustic (pigmented bees wax and damar resin) to further exemplify the tones, splendor, and fragility of human skin.  Natural elements: wax, dirt, pigment are relational to the properties within the human body that was created from the terrain.  Humans were created from the earth, they will return to it.  
The variety and exquisiteness of the myriad hues of the human skin reflect the breath and imagination of the Creator.  Created in the image of God, the beauty of these colors characterize the beauty of the various tones of the people of the world.  



765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver Colorado 80204 

Exhibit runs: Friday 5th through Friday June 27th 2015. 

Join us for the artist reception on Friday, June 19th at 6pm.   



For more information visit www.pointgallerydenver.com or contact Frank Martinez (720) 254-0467 or Michael Vacchiano (303) 596-2309

The gallery's hours of operation are Tues. - Thurs. 11am - 5pm Fri. - Sat. 11am - 6pm or by appointment. 




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