Lovers and The Beloved : Woman #2 at Davidson Galleries

Gregory Grenon American (b. 1948)

Woman #2

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1976
Edition : 3/25
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 30-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches
Description: Influenced greatly by the power and beauty that he sees in women, Grenon has made his oeuvre almost entirely of women’s faces. In Woman #2, his subject is clearly divided into light and dark halves, but she is by no means broken apart. The two sides show her complexity and potential duality; the innocent and the wicked, and, possibly, the virgin and the whore. In Grenon’s eyes, however, she is not limited to the black and white binary of virtuous or depraved, rather she is literally multifaceted behind her challenging eyes and knowing smile.
Stock Number: 45045c

Lovers and The Beloved : The Wise Virgin at Davidson Galleries

Jenny Schmid American (b. 1969)

The Wise Virgin

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 2003
Edition : 23
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 20 x 15 inches
Description: The parable of the ten virgins is told in the New Testament to instruct Christians to be ready for Jesus’s return. Here Schmid combines the parable with more literal allusions to the trapping of a woman’s virginity. Carrying the oil lamp from the parable, the wise virgin hurries quickly by a lecherous man while simultaneously stomping on a serpent and avoiding the devil trying to pour poison in her ear. Unlike Eve, she is not swayed by temptation. The surrounding portraits of Queen Elizabeth I imbue her with the strength and authority that comes with maintaining control over one’s own body.
Price: $550.00

Lovers and The Beloved : Two Women in a Garden at Davidson Galleries

Javier Vilato Spanish (1921 - 2000)

Two Women in a Garden

Medium: Etching, aquatint and drypoint
Edition : 141/220
Size: 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches
Description: This intriguing work by Vilato (Picasso’s nephew) takes place in a garden, a traditional setting for lovers to meet and trysts to take place. The intimate nature and shy demeanor of the two women further allude to a romantic connection between them. Most telling, however, is the woman on the right tentatively extending her finger to brush the exposed knee of the woman on the left. The garden in this instance provides the lovers with a secluded arena in which to explore an affection that at that time would likely have been, at best, misunderstood and, at worst, reviled.
Stock Number: 18553c