Installation view

Suzi Davidoff

Sendero, Recuerdo 1, 10/2015 (754), 2015

Charcoal, earth, graphite, watercolor

60 x 96 inches

Sherry Owens

Drought, 2010

Bronze (unique)

52 x 84 1/2 x 45 inches

Sherry Owens

The Sun in Your Eyes, 2008

Crepe myrtle, dye and wax

4 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches

Installation view

Sherry Owens

Twirling Like a Seed in the Wind, 2013

Bronze, crepe myrtle, dye, wax

75 3/4 x 35 x 24 inches

Suzi Davidoff

Garden Suite, May - 4, 6/2014 (700), 2014

Monotype

31 1/2 x 48 inches

Sherry Owens

Adrift, 2016

Crepe myrtle, wax

19 x 16 x 18.5 inches

Installation view

Shery Owens

Coming Forth, 2015

Crepe myrtle, dye, wax

24 3/4 x 17 x 12 3/4 inches

Suzi Davidoff

Garden Suite, August - 18, 8/2014 (728), 2014

Monotype

31 1/2 x 48 inches

Sherry Owens

A Dream Whirring I-V, 1997

Graphite, charcoal, conte, gouache on paper

30 x 23 1/2 inches
 

Sherry Owens

Poised Between Death and Renewal, 2012

Crepe myrtle, dye, wax

81 x 33 1/2, x 27 inches (suspended)

Installation view

Suzi Davidoff

Sendero, Recuerdo 2, 10/2015 (755), 2015

Charcoal, earth, graphite and watercolor

60 x 60 inches

Sherry Owens

Apparition, 2010

Crepe myrtle, wax

83 1/2 x 28 x 11 1/2 inches

Installation view

Sherry Owens

Keep Me Warm One Night, 2015

Crepe myrtle, dye, wax

43 3/4 x 16 x 14 inches (suspended)

Suzi Davidoff

Madera Canyon Cycle - Thistles 1/2015 (737), 2015

Charcoal,earth, graphite, mica, gesso on wood panel

30 x 30 inches

Madera Canyon Cycle - Thistles 2, 3/2015 (737)

Suzi Davidoff

Madera Canyon Cycle - Thistles 2, 3/2015 (737), 2015

Charcoal, earth, graphite, mica, gesso on wood panel

30 x 30 inches

Suzi Davidoff

Madera Canyon, Thistles 3, 5/2015 (738), 2015

Charcoal, earth, graphite, mica, gesso on wood

30 x 30 inches

Installation view

Suzi Davidoff

Sendero, Dia 12, 3/2015 (750), 2015

Charcoal, earth, natural materials, ink, graphite

11 x 11 inches

Suzi Davidoff

Sendero, Dia 8, 3/2015 (746), 2015

Charcoal, earth, natural materials, ink, graphite

11 x 11 inches

Suzi Davidoff

Garden Suite, May - 1, 6/2014 (696), 2014

Monotype

31 1/2 x 48 inches

Sherry Owens

Little Figgy, 2015

Crepe myrtle, dye, wax

12 x 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches

Sherry Owens and Suzi Davidoff - Nature Gathered

Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans

April 2 – 30, 2016

Opening reception with the artists: April 2, 6 – 8 pm

 

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Nature Gathered, an exhibition featuring works by Texas based artists Sherry Owens and Suzi Davidoff.  Owens and Davidoff explore and share an emotional connection to the flora of the South by using natural elements as their media.

Sherry Owens is known for her meticulous crepe myrtle sculptures, as well as large outdoor works in bronze and steel. Informed by observations in nature, she constructs nest-like objects using twigs and branches to create both dense, chaotic forms and open drawings in space. Her dynamic works represent the beauty and fragility of the natural world while concurrently investigating spiritual themes.

 

Inspired by her close connection to nature, and by what she calls “the spirit of investigation and observation of the natural world,” Suzi Davidoff creates mixed-media drawings and paintings, prints and installations that consider intricate patterns in nature and the overlaying systems used to observe, map and define organic landscapes. Her work begins with a walk, most often through the West Texas desert, where she lives. Along the way, she picks up bits of moss and lichen, handfuls of dirt, and other natural materials, which she brings back to her studio and rubs into the paper serving as the ground for her compositions, connecting nature itself to her interpretations of it.

 

Owens, a native Texan, resides in Dallas. She received her BFA from Southern Methodist University in 1972. She has exhibited nationally throughout Texas and the southwest and internationally in Peru, Greece, Turkey and India.  Her work is in numerous corporate and public collections including JW Marriot, American Airlines, Love Field Airport (Dallas), and Neiman Marcus.

 

Suzi Davidoff is based in the Chihuahuan desert of West Texas. She attended the University of Texas at El Paso for her BFA and New Mexico State University for her MA and MFA.  Davidoff’s work is the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; Art in Embassies, Monterrey, MX; and the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso.  She has been the recipient of the Mid-America NEW Fellowship and a Ford Foundation/ Pollack-Siquieros Binational Art Award.