Monday, November 29, 2010

Fox Tax Gallery

* UPDATE: This event is rescheduled because of the BLIZZARD! New date: Fri Dec 17th! *
- fancy 12x16", acrylic/graphite/charcoal (SOLD) and
- dance, 12x16", acrylic/graphite/charcoal (SOLD)

I have two new paintings in the current show at Fox Tax Gallery:
"These are a Few of Our Favorite Things"
On View: December 3 – Jan 7th
Opening Reception: Saturday December 11, 6-10 pm

Many of the artists in the show have donated small works of art that will be gift wrapped and sold (sight unseen!) for $100 each. Proceeds from these gifts will go to the charity of my choice-
SpringBoard for the Arts Emergency Fund for Artists.

You can read more about the show in City Pages and at the Dressing Room blog.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010


- Terrence Payne, Jennifer Davis (me!), Joe Sinness, Erika Olson Gross

- in the gallery

Photos by Lacey Criswell, taken after our artist talk last night at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Thank you to all who attended!

Check out our blog about the show here:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Local Artist Interviews

I did an interview with a fabulous new website that posts interview profiles with local (Minneapolis, MN, USA) artists. I am familiar with many of the artists they have profiled so far but it has been fun reading their answers to these questions and "hearing" their voices.

You can read my interview here- on "Local Artist Interviews".

I am also enjoying a similar theme over at the CityPages "Dressing Room" blog called "100 Creatives".

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"my love for you is a stampede of horses"

"my love for you is a stampede of horses"
is one of my go-to blogs for finding interesting artists and inspiration.
I was delighted to find my new paintings featured there this morning.

"I love the twisted and hybrid beings that live in Jennifer Davis' textiled world."

Thank you, myL4U!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pretty (tough) in Pink

Hooray! Our show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts got a (good) review in today's Minneapolis Star Tribune!

Pretty (tough) in Pink

"...What all four have in common is meticulous drawing styles and abundant illustrational talent. Working with colored pencil, oil pastel, watercolor and other drawing media, they employ graphic devices (ornamental patterns, flattened imagery, linear designs, lots of white space) to narrative effect. Their drawings read like "pictures," in that they hint at stories, relationships or emotional states..."

Full text here.

View the artwork from the show here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

View Art gallery- CANADA

I have four paintings in the holiday salon exhibition at View Art Gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada. Show runs Nov.5-Dec. 31st, 2010

relics, 13x15.5", acrylic/graphite on panel, $450

fruit, 12x16", acrylic/graphite on panel, (SOLD)

by the way, 10x15", acrylic/graphite on panel, $400

winter, 12x16", acrylic/graphite on panel, $450

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Allow me to elaborate?

City Pages "Dressing Room" blog has a neato new feature called
100 Creatives

You can read their profile about me/my art here:
Jennifer Davis : 100 Creatives

I wanted to share a little bit more about this part:
"Name three things that inspired and/or motivated you as a budding creative type:
1. Richard Scary's Best Story Book Ever and my childhood toys. (I recently rediscovered the book and boxes full of my old toys/drawings. Everything I do makes more sense to me now)..."

I had no conscious recollection of these books until I rediscovered my childhood toys.

Could this be the root of my inexplicable obsession with (upsidedown?!?!) wind instruments over the years?!?!

I was pretty surprised to see how many parallels i found between these books and my paintings.

Here is my special TeddyBear- handmade and handed down through my mother's GINORMOUS family:

I guess childhood toys really do matter! Good thing I wasn't into violent video games.