Suzi Davidoff

Geochart / Paris Accord and Pitcher Plants, 2017

Charcoal, gesso, graphite and watercolor on map

50 x 64 1/2 x 3 inches

Suzi Davidoff

Learning About Flowers, 2016-2017

Drawn charcoal animation, Edition of 5

 

Suzi Davidoff

New Mexico Geology / Allium, 2018

Chine colle etching on archival inkjet map

7 x 18 inches (image size)

Suzi Davidoff

United States with Mexico / Deep Water Corals, 2016

Charcoal and gesso on map

85 x 68 x 3 inches

Suzi Davidoff

New Mexico Geology / Sancti-Spiritus Ipomopsis, 2018

Chine colle etching on archival inkjet map

7 x 18 inches (image size)

Suzi Davidoff

Simple Releif Globe / Water Willow and Texas Springs, 2017

Charcoal, watercolor, gesso and graphite on globe

13 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 20 inches

Suzi Davidoff
U.S. Mexico Border, 2018
Charcoal, watercolor, earth and mica - installation of 11 panels
60 x 86 inches (overall installation)

Suzi Davidoff

Simplified World / Aplomada Falcon and Grasses, 2017

Charcoal and gesso on map

50 x 68 x 3 inches

Suzi Davidoff

Topographic Globe / Monarch Butterflies, 2017

Charcoal, cochineal ink, gesso, and colored pencil on globe

22 x 22 x 33 inches

Suzi Davidoff

New Mexico Geology / Sacramento Mountain Thistle, 2018

Chine colle etching on archival inkjet map

7 x 18 inches (image size)

Suzi Davidoff
Rio Grande Near Santa Teresa Bridge / U.S. Mexico Border, 2018
Charcoal, watercolor, pastel and mica on 3 panels
11 x 60 inches

Suzi Davidoff

New Mexico Geology / Shooting Star Geranium, 2018

Chine colle etching on archival inkjet map

7 x 18 inches (image size)

Suzi Davidoff

Roman Empire / Ara Pacis and Centaurea, 2017

Charcoal and gesso on map

69 1/2 x 47 x 3 inches

Suzi Davidoff: Field Notes

Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans

March 9 – 30, 2019

Opening reception: March 9, 6 – 8 pm

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Suzi Davidoff: Field Notes. This will be Davidoff’s first solo exhibition at Octavia Art Galley, and the gallery’s first exhibition in our temporary location at 400 Julia Street. The works exhibited in Field Notes include mixed-media drawings and paintings, prints, animations, and installations. These works were inspired in part by the IUCN Red List of threatened species, an inventory of the conservation status of the world’s biological species.

Davidoff is influenced by her close connection to nature and by what she calls, “the spirit of investigation and observation of the natural world.” Her work explores themes of structure, sustainability, and perception of our environment. Davidoff’s current body of work considers the intricate patterns found in nature and the overlaying systems used to observe, map, and define organic landscapes. Her process 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. She rubs her found materials onto her paper serving as the ground for her composition and creating a physical connection between personal experience and the finished work. These pieces emulate a conversation about human-wrought changes in the ecosystem. They are an exploration of the contrast between the clarity and wonder of the natural world and the present instability of specific natural forms.

Suzi Davidoff is based in the Chihuahuan desert of West Texas. She received her BFA at the University of Texas at El Paso and attended New Mexico State University for her MA and MFA. She has had solo exhibitions at the Rubim Center for the Visual Arts, TX; Chicago Art Source, IL; Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, NM; Flatbed Press, TX; among many others. Her work is the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC; Art in Embassies, MX; El Paso Museum of Art, TX; Hallmark Collection, MO, and the Texas Tech University Museum, TX. Davidoff has been the recipient of the Mid-America NEW Fellowship and a Ford Foundation/ Pollock-Siquieros Bi-national Art Award.