Mel Davis, A Surprising Turn of Events
Eleanor Harwood Gallery will be presenting a solo show by artist Mel Davis. Davis had been working in color fields up until 2009 and the shift in her painting practice was prompted by a desire to apply new discoveries in her work. Previously her monochromatic paintings achieved a singular tone; one that was concerned with wonder. With these new works, Davis strikes a multiplicity of attitudes: fast, tender, sweeping and bold.
Mel Davis is a Berkeley, California based visual artist. She grew up in Montréal, graduated from Concordia University in 1998, then moved to the Bay Area to complete her Masters in Fine Art at the San Francisco Art Institute, (2005). She is represented by Larry Becker Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. She is part of numerous private and public collections, some of which are Hyatt, Capitol Group and Wellington Management and she is the winner of The Canada Council For The Arts Grant and the Irene Pijoan Memorial Award for Painting.