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First Fridays Art Opening, “University Reflections” with Lauchlan Davis

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for food, wine, and lively conversation as we celebrate the artwork of Lauchlan Davis. Her exhibition, “University Reflections,” is free and open to the public.

Here is what Lauchlan would like you to know about her work:

With each painting, I’m inventing microabstraction— non-hierarchical layers of multicolored flexible pigments are intricately sculpted, and every facet of the painting maintains meticulous attention to the centimeter-level scale. There is assertive labor beneath a lovely guise of effortlessness. There are tiny vibrations within the objective stillness. There is spontaneity within the control. Every plane of color refers to the multiple layers of variety materializing underneath. As abstraction seeps into the spaces of everyday living— through twenty-first century forces of globalization, urbanization, and computerization— painting can serve to capture momentary meaning while still acknowledging the complex, mysterious structures beneath the constructed forms.

With each painting, I strive to unravel the postmodern contemporary moment, to uncover the subtleties of the local landscape, to reapply the formal abstraction of the twentieth century into a meaningful context of interwoven human connections, dynamic geographical avenues, and open-ended hope— all with oil paint and a palette knife.

Lauchlan was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, so she observes structures of the 21st-century American south. In spring of 2018, she graduated from the University of Virginia where Ishe studied English and Art History.

Those who are unable to attend the opening can view her work through Friday, December 28, during our open writing hours, Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.



December 7
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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