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Monday, March 09, 2009

Anna U. Davis at Long View Gallery

In case you haven't already checked it out, the Long View Gallery's current show of works by Anna U. Davis is stunning. The provocative exhibition, entitled Bull's Eye, runs through March 21. The following is from the gallery's press release:
The Long View Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition of work by local D.C. artist, Anna U. Davis.

Anna U. Davis paints with a unique perspective and provocative style. Davis moved to the United States from Sweden in 1998. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of the District of Columbia in 2002 and has since worked as a full-time
artist. Davis' paintings consist of thousands of colorful paper squares that create the backdrop for her Frocasian (borne of "Afro" and "Caucasian") figures. Davis' work has been shown in Sweden and around the DC metropolitan area.

Davis’ paintings demonstrate her ability to explore relevant issues through a female perspective. She juxtaposes her painted Frocasian figures with glossy magazine cut outs in order to create balanced symbiosis in her work. The word Frocasian was
inspired by her interracial relationship and means someone who transcends racial divide. These Frocasians are a recurring image in all of Davis’ work. They are gray colored figures, neither black nor white, a reference to the underlying “human-ness” of us all.
I really love this show and am wowed by both the artist's general aesthetic and her arduous attention to detail.

The Long View Gallery
1302 9th Street, NW

Image Credit: Under-Taker by Anna Davis, mixed media 54x72

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