Scott White Contemporary Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by New York-based artist Daniel Davidson. The exhibition will open June 18 and will remain on view through October 21, 2016. A public reception for the artist will be held Saturday, June 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Suggestion Box marks Daniel Davidson's first solo exhibition with Scott White Contemporary Art. Illustrative in style and rich with narrative, Davidson's smaller paintings and works on paper present cartoon-like vignettes within surreal landscapes of abstracted color. Meant to serve as critiques of American culture and overconsumption, these playful works depict various characters, including self-deprecating renderings of the artist himself, in amusing and often preposterous scenarios. Larger canvases juxtapose painterly brushstrokes with hyperrealist imagery, isolated shapes, and defined areas of modulated color. A loose suggestion of landscape brings some perspective to these otherworldly, highly-imaginative paintings.
Daniel Davidson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1990. His work may be found in the public collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; and San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA to name a few. Davidson lives and works in New York City.