Archive for February, 2009

The Stranger Suggests: Ben Beres

Ten Years, Davidson Galleries’ current exhibition by Ben Beres, has been recommended by the Stranger:

Ben Beres’s first big show of tiny-print, text-based etchings at Davidson Galleries only takes up half the gallery, butit would be a four floor retrospective if beres didn’t work in near-microscopic scale. His plates are shaped, not rectangular, and each print is a singular color (mixed, not bottled) covered in a scrawl of words and teensy images. At the opening, Beres worked the room, preselytizing: “Prints are amazing. More people should be doing prints.” His works spoke the same thing, even louder. – Jen Graves

The exhibition continues through February 28th.

Nine Davidson Printmakers Accepted in Boston Print Biennial!

The Boston Printmakers 2009 North American Print Biennial opened February 15th at Boston University’s 808 Gallery. Work by nine Davidson Galleries printmakers are included in the exhibition: Michael Barnes, Ben Beres, Peter Jogo, Karen Kunc, Frederick Mershimer, Benjamin Moreau, Chris Papa, Carol Wax and Art Werger. Additionally, Karen Kunc’s Orbs Weaving received the Purchase Award to go to the Worcester Art Museum in honor of  print curator David Acton. The exhibition continues through March 29.

View work by Davidson artists included in exhibition

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Daniel Carrillo and his Stranger Cover

A new color etching by contemporary printmaker Daniel Carrillo graces the cover of the Stranger this week.

Daniel Carrillo (b. 1973) is a self-taught mezzotint artist and photographer. Born in Mexico and raised in California, he moved to Seattle in 1997. He has been printmaking for five years and shooting since high school. His work has been exhibited in  Davidson Galleries, Gallery 110, Sev Shoon, CoCA , Shenzhen, China, Some Space, and included in several juried exhibitions. He is currently curating shows for Some Space Gallery, working on new mezzotints and photographing with a large format camera.

View work by Carrillo

Etsuko Ichikawa talk and walk-through: Thursday, February 12 at 6pm

Join exhibiting artist Etsuko Ichikawa this Thursday, February 12 at 6pm for an artist talk and walk-through of her current show, Pyrograph.