A THOUSAND WORDS:
Collages by Len Davis
Thurs. 8/22/2013 - Fri. 9/27/2013
Opening Reception / Slide Lecture with Len Davis
Thurs. 8/22/2013 @ 7 pm
Louisburg College welcomes Los Angeles California artist Len Davis as this year's first artist of our Travelling Exhibition Series. Mr. Davis was born in Philadelphia and studied at East Carolina University from 1988 to 1995 where he majored in Communication and minored in Visual Art. For the past ten years has been living on the West Coast. During these years he has worked extensively in Advertising Industry as a Graphic Designer, as well as developing his imagery as a studio artist. Len will be sharing a collection of mixed media collages from his series A Thousand Words. These small works which measure 5" x 8" are abstract in concept, yet illustrative in execution.
"I have eclectic taste. That's why I am so fascinated by the usage of mixed media and collage. I like these mediums because of the outcome of combining several elements, creating various textures and colors to evoke a thought and mood in the stories I tell. It's like a pizza with everything on it. Once you take that first bite, you're inundated with flavor. That is what I strive for in my work.
My pieces deal with life itself; the people we are, what we create, and our capability to deal with the issues which confront us. My premise is to lure the viewer in. Once they're in, they are placed in a position to reflect on and question their ethics, be it disquieting or placid."