Gwen Davidson
Abstract Landscapes
July 19 - September 1, 2012

First Thursday reception
August 2nd, 2012
open until 8:00pm

Exhibition tour and discussion with the artists
Saturday, August 18th

Gwen Davidson

Gwen Davidson returns to Froelick Gallery with her latest exhibit, Abstract Landscapes. Each a meticulous study in perception and memory, these works begin with strips of paper which Davidson has painted with varying strokes, washes and textures. These fragments are the building blocks for her rock faces, sprawling vistas, gossamer skies and placid waters. The resulting collaged landscapes meld a number of perspectives in to a single view as the layered elements variously suggest massive sandstone slabs and small patches of grass or pebbles or ripples in water. She knows these locations, inspired by the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon and Irish coasts, intimately; to her they are equally familiar close up, at a distance, and as memory.