December 2 - January 13, 2024
From Ivester Contemporary:
“Ivester Contemporary is proud to present “End Hits”, Ryan Thayer Davis’ second solo exhibition with the gallery. This latest body of work features two distinctive processes that Davis uses to generate his compositions, color, and form.
In the first process, Davis begins with full color gouache on paper, and then meticulously replicates these ideas onto canvas. These second iterations of the same image are scaled to larger sizes on canvas in comparison to the work on paper, but otherwise they capture every nuance, “imperfection”, and texture from the original sketches. The second process begins with black and white sumi ink line drawings on paper. From this monochromatic foundation, Davis again translates the original line work into a larger canvas format, but then develops the idea further by dramatically altering colors, textures, even adding new material to the base idea.
End Hits features both the large scale paintings on canvas, as well as examples of Davis’ original “sketches” on paper in gouache and sumi ink.
Ryan Thayer Davis (b.1984) is a University of Texas alumni living and working in Austin, and a pure painter. He approaches his work by creating compositional and color based riddles he poses to himself, and in his pursuit of solving his riddles, he tests the limits of his medium. His textures and mark-making are deep, intentional, tributes to joy itself.”
Reception: December 2, 2023 | 7–9 pm
916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2, Suite 107 Austin, TX 78702
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