COLLAGE ON VIEW
Len Davis: A Network of Familiarity
at Hyde Art Gallery at Grossmont College
in El Cajon, California, USA
29 January-23 February 2018
Collage artist Len Davis is a Philadelphia native currently residing and working in Los Angeles. Using a particular formulation of mixed media including both finely detailed drawings and collaged elements, Davis’ work explores the fundamentals of human psychology by employing imagery from his daily life. His methodology includes using illustrative portraiture of those around him, references to his transient observations, and even material remnants that he finds during his daily commute. Consequently, Davis seeks to establish a metaphorical mirror that viewers can look into to find images and objects that resonate with their own personal experiences. The artist wants his viewers to reflect on the fact that we all coexist within a network of familiarity, having a shared aptitude to transcend our daily impulses and conflicts.
Since first arriving in Los Angeles, Davis employed an unconventional approach to promote and exhibit his artwork by reaching out to various artistic directors of television programs. This afforded him the unique opportunity to have his artwork displayed on several TV series. His work has been featured in such shows as Big Bang Theory, ER, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks & Recreation, and Six Feet Under. Davis was also a featured artist for The GAP (RED) campaign. Davis has found continuing success exhibiting and lecturing at collegiate galleries around the country.
“A Network of Familiarity” is presented in conjunction with Grossmont College’s Black History Month programming. Len Davis will give an artist lecture on Tuesday, 20 February, 2-3PM in Room 26-220 which will be followed by a closing reception from 4-6PM in the Hyde Art Gallery. Refreshments will be served. On Wednesday, 21 February, the artist will also be conducting a studio workshop in room 24-274, demonstrating his methods of collage. Space is limited for the artist workshop. If you are interested please RSVP via email.
(adapted from the gallery’s press materials)
Hyde Art Gallery
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, California 92020
Friday, by appointment only
by Len Davis
Courtesy of the artist