May 17 – June 29, 2013
The Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown Campus (120 N. Division Street) Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 5-8 pm [Third Friday]
A solo show of works by local artist Jessica Cross Davis. Her paintings explore the permeable boundary between realism and abstraction through the manipulation of a familiar medium: portrait painting.
Her portraits of young men and women play with light, projections, symbolism and painterly technique to show what she calls the “universal dichotomy between strength and vulnerability. The works address the notion that we are, as human beings, the only species on earth conscious of both love and ambition who have an inexorable expiration date.”
Davis has been creating and displaying art for more than 10 years. She earned her M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2007 and has had several solo exhibitions throughout the mid-Atlantic. She also has sold works internationally. She teaches painting, drawing, design and printmaking in SU’s Art Department.