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Faculty Event: Jill Downen Presents Here all is distance, there it was Breath
September 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14. 6-8 pm
Exhibitions Dates: September 14 – October 26, 2019
Gallery Talk with the artists: Saturday, October 5 at 4 pm
Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present four exhibitions. Integration: Sacred Space, a series of recent sculptures by Thomas Sleet; Here All is Distance, There it was Breath, a new series of 40 small plaster-drawings by Jill Downen; Adventure, a series of new paintings by Daniel Raedeke; and Sad Panther, a new video work by Damon Davis.
The exhibition Here all is distance, there it was Breath features Jill Downen’s recent 8 x 10 inch drawings, executed in plaster, lapis lazuli and gold leaf, nearly forty works in all. This new body of work expands the artist’s renowned exploration of human spatial experience and the contemplative value of architectural form. Refined by decades of work with large scale sculptural installations, Downen’s drawings benefit not only from precise conceptual motivation, but also from her distilled palette and proven skill with plaster, lapis and gold leaf. Each piece depicts a moment in which new space emerges or where fragmented structure moves toward balance. Downen draws these moments from the capacities for movement inherent in her materials, resulting in gold-leafed glyphs that emerge from snow-like ground, contours of poured or chiseled plaster, or deep, scriptural lines of lapis lazuli inlay.
More info at brunodavidgallery.com