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Jill Daves
updated: 07/20/2009
website: www.jilldaves.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Divots and Bumps (Tall Wall)
Divots and Bumps (Tall Wall) - Detail
Chasing the Sun (Pgh)
Chasing the Sun (Pgh) - Detail
National Parks
Illinois Counties AAA 1997
 TN Counties - Gousha Travel Publications 1991
Rerouting Details - Pittsburgh Bus Routes
Burgundy Jura Tourist Guide Cities- 1998
Europe - The Tourist Route Map -1987
The Sun, Every 15 Minutes for 6 Hours
Divots, Bumps, Cracks, and Lint (Haus)
Divots, Bumps, Cracks, and Lint (Haus)
Band of Gold (Haus)
Band of Gold (Haus) - detail
 
Portfolio Keywords:  obsessive, abstract, mapping, pattern, process, repetition
 
 
Divots and Bumps (Tall Wall) by Jill Daves
Divots and Bumps (Tall Wall)
Colored Pencil on Wall
2008
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Divots and Bumps (Tall Wall) - Detail by Jill Daves
Divots and Bumps (Tall Wall) - Detail
Colored Pencil on Wall
2008
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Chasing the Sun (Pgh) by Jill Daves
Chasing the Sun (Pgh)
Colored Pencil on Wall and Floor
2007
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Chasing the Sun (Pgh) - Detail by Jill Daves
Chasing the Sun (Pgh) - Detail
Colored Pencil on Wall and Floor
2007
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National Parks by Jill Daves
National Parks
Map and Marker on Paper
2008
30" x  42" 
Illinois Counties AAA 1997 by Jill Daves
Illinois Counties AAA 1997
map and marker on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
 TN Counties - Gousha Travel Publications 1991 by Jill Daves
TN Counties - Gousha Travel Publications 1991
Map and Marker on Paper
2008
22" x  30" 
Rerouting Details - Pittsburgh Bus Routes by Jill Daves
Rerouting Details - Pittsburgh Bus Routes
map and marker on paper
2006
9" x  17" 
Burgundy Jura Tourist Guide Cities- 1998  by Jill Daves
Burgundy Jura Tourist Guide Cities- 1998
map and marker on paper
2009
25'" x  40'" 
Europe - The Tourist Route Map -1987  by Jill Daves
Europe - The Tourist Route Map -1987
map and marker on paper
2009
25'" x  40'" 
The Sun, Every 15 Minutes for 6 Hours  by Jill Daves
The Sun, Every 15 Minutes for 6 Hours
map and marker on paper
2009
20'" x  12'" 
Divots, Bumps, Cracks, and Lint (Haus)  by Jill Daves
Divots, Bumps, Cracks, and Lint (Haus)
colored pencil on wall
2009
Dimensions variable
Divots, Bumps, Cracks, and Lint (Haus)  by Jill Daves
Divots, Bumps, Cracks, and Lint (Haus)
colored pencil on wall
2009
Dimensions variable
Band of Gold (Haus)  by Jill Daves
Band of Gold (Haus)
gold paint on wall
2009
Dimensions variable
Band of Gold (Haus) - detail by Jill Daves
Band of Gold (Haus) - detail
gold paint on wall
2009
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

 

 

Divots and Bumps is a site specific series that focuses on histories found in the past use of walls. I use the mars on the walls created over time as starting points and obsessively circle them. This creates a flowing, layered and beautiful representation of the life of the wall.  These drawing give a nod to the effort to erase the past as well as to the future that has yet to occur. These drawings are similar to topographical maps, visually as well as theoretically, by representing in layers how things are formed and exist.

Gold, also a site specific series, draws from the past use of a given space as well. In these installations, I paint the mars and imperfections within a space to expose the nobility of these sublime “blemishes”. This creates a map similar to an area cartogram. My variable is the broken, unnoticed, and covered while the land area is the untouched space.

 Chasing the Sun is another series in which I use the idea of mapping to create a 2D representation of time. I spend several hours (or days) in a space tracing the shadows that are created by the sun’s movement. This is a transient drawing, never to be repeated, solely defined by its surroundings within the moments of construction. This drawing becomes a sort of “conceptual metaphor” map used in linguistics that defines the understanding of one idea only within the terms of another.

 Map Drawings is a series where I cut maps apart to then rearrange the road or water connections creating new means of travel. Additionally, I trace these new paths in order to expose the subjective and overlapping complexity of paths taken in order to achieve a goal or destination. Maps are thought of as a set of instructions to find your way from one place to another. By reforming them into nonsensical delineations covered in a confluence of lines, I am unveiling the ephemeral quality of constructed borders and destinations.

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Artist Bio / CV

JILL DAVES
b. 1971, Tullahoma, TN


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO/COLLABORATION
2009 Jill Daves                                           
          Haus Gallery           
          Pasadena, CA
 2008 Divots and Bumps (Tall Wall)
          Tall Wall Gallery, University of La Verne
          La Verne, CA
2006 Layering – New work by Jill Daves
         707 Penn Ave,
         The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust;
          Pittsburgh, PA
2004 Jill Daves – Drawings
         Edge Studio; Pittsburgh,PA
2002 Jill Daves- Paintings
         Blue Shirt Project; Birmingham, AL
1998 Sewn Steel
         collaboration with David Burns
         2111 S Griffith; Champaign, IL


GROUP
2008 Insite/Inside
 Mount St Mary's Drudis Gallery
         Los Angeles, CA 
        Wall-to-Wall
        Lexington Art League – Loudon House
        Lexington, KY
2007 Flux 15
         6th and Penn
         Pittsburgh, PA
2006 Small Wonders II
         Pharmaka
         Los Angeles, CA
         Art in Transit, a public art project
         local bus routes of PAT;
         Pittsburgh, PA
         Incidental
         Gallery Co; Minneapolis, MN
2005 Emerging Artists
         Three Rivers Gallery;
         Pittsburgh, PA
         8 Hour Drawings
         Allegheny College; Meadville, PA
2004 Generation Art II
         Pittsburgh Center for the Arts;
         Pittsburgh, PA
2000 Quickie
         202 S. State Street; Chicago, IL
1999 The Plethora Effect
         I Space Gallery; Chicago, IL
         Selections
         Humanities Gallery; Champaign, IL
         The Tennessee Waltz
         Krannart Museum of Art; Champaign, IL
1998 Dirty Deeds
         Link Gallery; Champaign, IL
1997 Dog Days
         Link Gallery; Champaign, IL
         Ten Painters
         Link Gallery; Champaign, IL
1996 Three Girls and a Boy
         A-1 Art Cooperative Gallery; Knoxville, TN
         Photos by Painters
         Gallery 1010; Knoxville, TN

BIBLIOGRAPHY/ TALKS
2005 8 Hour Drawing,
         informal discussion and question/answer,
         Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
2004 Celebration of Labor Demonstrates
         PCA’s Vitality, Mary Thomas
         Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Dec. 12)
         Center for the Arts shows a new generation
         of talent, Kurt Shaw
         Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Dec. 18)
2000 Quickie, FGA, and FOR, Michael Bulka
         New City Magazine (June 25)
1999 Object Lesson, Fred Camper
         Chicago Reader (July 30)
         The Plethora Effect, Buzz Spector
         Exhibition brochure

EDUCATION
1999 MFA; University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
1995 BFA; University of Tennessee at Knoxville