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James Davis
updated: 02/07/2015
website: sites.google.com/site/jamesdavisstudio
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Soft Sunset
Carpet Moon
101
Shower
Shower
Message Mountain
Untitled (Holsinger Football)
Black Shirt
Black Shirt
Pine
Pine
Change (Leaf Pile)
Change (Leaf Pile)
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  nature, optical, conceptual, obsessive, organic, pattern, abstract, historical, technology
 
 
Soft Sunset by James Davis
Soft Sunset
Heavy-duty polyethylene tarps, fluorescent bulbs, polycarbonate light tubes, Poly-fil, metal pipe, blackball bungees
2009-11
70" x  8"  x 144" 
Carpet Moon by James Davis
Carpet Moon
Shaved Carpet
2011
96 " x  96 "  x 1 " 
101 by James Davis
101
Casino dice, overhead projector
2010
Dimensions variable
Shower by James Davis
Shower
Hole-punched black velour, grommets, hooks, fan
2007
108"" x  134""  x 216"" 
Shower by James Davis
Shower
Hole-punched black velour, grommets, hooks, fan
2007 (detail)
108"" x  134""  x 216"" 
Message Mountain by James Davis
Message Mountain
Outdoor reader board with letters, acrylic glue
2007
40"" x  10""  x 72"" 
Untitled (Holsinger Football) by James Davis
Untitled (Holsinger Football)
Melted plastic wrap, NFL football, wood pedestal
2006-07
54"" x  24""  x 44"" 
Black Shirt by James Davis
Black Shirt
Ballpoint pen on white dress shirt, metal dislpay stand
2005-07
62"" x  8""  x 20"" 
Black Shirt by James Davis
Black Shirt
Ballpoint pen on white dress shirt, metal dislpay stand
2005-07 (detail)
6" x  8"  x 20" 
Pine by James Davis
Pine
Staples on cork board
2005-07
48"" x  72"" 
Pine by James Davis
Pine
Staples on cork board
2005-07 (detail)
48"" x  72"" 
Change (Leaf Pile) by James Davis
Change (Leaf Pile)
Inkjet on paper
2003-2004
Dimensions variable
Change (Leaf Pile) by James Davis
Change (Leaf Pile)
Inkjet on paper
2003-2004 (detail)
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

My work uses a process of laborious repetition that transforms industrial material into a visual cornucopia. My systematic approach to working, simultaneously controlled and random, ultimately reinforces the continued existence of chaotic permutations in nature despite the advancement of linear certainty in technology.

My materials within each artwork connect in their history, but their application is obsessive and unnatural. The absurdity in the amount of materials, along with a simple but strange application process, allows the industrial materials to become more organic and take on their own life together as an art object.

The physical dimensions of my artworks define their scale as an object, thought I continue the viewer into questioning a more infinite space. By formal moves such as going close to the edges of a surface, using circular forms, and completely covering a surface, I activate the physical and mental space surrounding the object.

Using a microscopic application process of materials allows them to become abstracted when viewed from a distance. The materials expose themselves as a specific industrial material when the viewer approaches the work. Subjective and objective worlds collide, creating a true vision of contemporary nature as a portion of the sublime in an art object.

Artist Bio / CV

Current CV is located at:

https://sites.google.com/site/jamesdavisstudio