No other artist blends rational and mathematics with whimsical and imagination better than M.C. Escher. From renowned crystallographers to art collectors, across decades and generations, Escher’s work prompted a rare and wide-reaching appeal that persists even today.
"The graphic artist ... is like a blackbird singing at the top of a tree. He repeats his song over and over again, and it is complete in each print he makes. The more that are required, the better he is pleased." - M.C. Escher, 1957
Ryohei TANAKA is internationally known for his exceedingly fine etchings. He creates rich surfaces that juxtapose various subtle yet distinct textures. Leaves, thatch, wood, tile, stone, snow, and water come together to create astonishingly tactile and sensual images. Tanaka’s aesthetic sensibility is an equally important element in his work. He playfully uses visual dissonance to generate renewed interest, causing viewers to reappraise what originally seems to be exquisitely rendered but quotidian imagery. This exhibition will showcase both black-and-white and color etchings, including several pieces from his highly sought-after Persimmons series.
Dear collectors of paintings by Shura Petrov, Alexander Gorenstein and Andrei Karpov,
Because of our recent shift to works on paper we will need to return our remaining inventory of paintings by these important Russian artists to the artists. We have been greatly honored to represent them. If you have had your eye on any paintings by these artists now is the time to let us know. Prices will reflect the need make this happen quickly and will be attractive in order to help us reduce the overall return shipping costs to Russia.
Please come in or telephone during the next two weeks.
Robert Marx Paintings To Return Home.
Robert Marx was the first artist I approached to invite representation when I left Ferdinand Roten Galleries in Baltimore in 1973 to start Davidson Galleries. He agreed, and we have worked together ever since. The Gallery will continue to represent his drawings and prints, (in keeping with our new focus) but, as with the sculpture, which we returned last month, we will be returning the paintings we have in our inventory.
We invite any of you who have coveted a particular piece to visit or telephone the Gallery to make special arrangements before the work is gone from the West Coast. Special terms can be arranged.
Paul Jacoulet is renowned for his stunningly intricate designs, his eloquently romantic subjects and his complex printing techniques. In Jacoulet’s best work, images of the most extravagantly aristocratic exoticism stand beside spare studies of the very poor. This balance of sentiment and objectivity, spiced by imagination, is the life work of an eccentric and passionate artist who was influenced by both the East and West, yet stands firmly and defiantly outside of both traditions.