GOOD COP / BAD COP
October 7 - November 11, 2006
Reception: Saturday, October 7, 6:00-8:30pm
Project 4 is proud to present "Good Cop/Bad Cop", two solo exhibitions featuring the work of artists Daniel Davidson and Tricia Keightley.
Daniel Davidson asks the larger questions in life through his acrylic paintings and watercolor drawings of self-deprecating figures in collage-like compositions. Davidson's work reveals a highly subjective fusion of hybrid characters, spaces and styles. "My goal is the creation of a meaningful reflection of the emotional states inherent in everyday experience", says Davidson. "Often employing the comic or the grotesque, these paintings are multiple and fractured personalities looking for a cobbled identity."
Tricia Keightley has a knack for explaining the inexplicable in her sleek, playfully engineered paintings and works on paper. "The paintings I make may seem organized and pre-planned," Keightley explains. "But they are actually improvised from start to finish. I wrap and weave elements around a basic frame derived from Renaissance woodcuts. Starting with this form from the past, images from an imagined future are added into the composition. Culling forms from sources ranging from the scientific to the mundane, the painting slowly takes shape. An industrial shape may end up in a painting next to a form inspired by a Faberge egg or a plant spore. Forcing these contradictory forms into such a condensed space reflects what I see in everyday life."
Both Daniel Davidson and Tricia Keightley received a BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Their work has been exhibited widely in both the United States and abroad. They live and work in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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