COREY DAVIS – LANDSCAPES, MATERIALIZED
Corey Davis will be showing beautifully abstract, minimalistic images of coffee grounds in the bottom of Japanese teacups. The images are landscape-like and invoke calming, meditative spaces. Davis’ daily Buddhist practice, his time spent in Nepal studying Tibetan Thangka painting, and his study of Chinese and Japanese art have influenced and inspired the series.
Davis received his MFA from Mass Art in 1999. In 2006, he was awarded a grant to travel to Sumatra to photograph the aftermath of the tsunami. He works in film and digitally and is currently scanning large format images and working with a large format Sinar 22 Megapixel Camera. Davis teaches photography and exhibits nationally. He lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and two year old daughter.
BLUE MITCHELL – NEW WORK
Blue Mitchell burns his negatives, distorting natural landscapes into painterly, surreal scenes. The images are applied as acrylic lifts to birch panels, and then varnished. Mitchell aims to move beyond a simply two-dimensional perspective with his photographs, in an attempt to more accurately express his true experience of the landscapes he photographs.
Mitchell has a BFA in photography from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. He has exhibited widely around the region and nationally. He is a teacher and curator, and works as the Editor of Diffusion Magazine. He lives in Portland.