|Old Notions Opens Aug. 4 at Julie's|
Published: Thursday, 28 July 2011 21:05
"The Flop Box" by Ken Davis along with works by Marin Camille Hood will be on display at Julie's Coffee and Tea starting next Thursday, Aug. 4.
The art show Old Notions will grace Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. from Thursday, Aug. 4 through Tuesday, Oct. 4. Featured artists, Ken Davis and Marin Camille Hood will attend a reception on Friday, Aug. 12.
Davis and Hood use traditional techniques and mediums to express and explore modern and innovative themes and designs.
They are both aesthetically old souls enjoying Victorian architecture, antique books and vintage ephemera. Davis and Hood also share a meticulous dedication to their crafts — from exacting brush strokes to stitches — both artists transform the seemingly old-fashioned into intriguing and beautiful pieces of art.
Davis created a series of terror eye commemorative plates using traditional sign painting one-shot enamel. The terror eye is a reoccurring image in his work. An obsessive quality emerges when the plates are arranged together in the show. There is also an absurd nature to the use of plates as a canvas for a youth-driven punk rock iconography.
Hood works with themes that push the boundaries of traditional feminine art forms. Her pieces include images of animal and human bones, vintage erotica, cuts of meat, and deer dressing and hunting scenes. Her works contrast between subtle and intimate white embroidered vintage pin-ups on ivory antique handkerchiefs to large-scale quilted creations blending humans and animals.