Manetti Shrem Museum’s Summer Season Features Northern California Debut Artists Susan Swartz & Andrea Chung Exhibitions on view June 30th through September 2nd, 2018 Public Opening Celebration featuring a conversation with exhibiting artists Susan Swartz and Andrea Chung, Sunday, July 15, 2-4 p.m. Manetti Shrem Museum. The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis, launches its summer season on June 30th with two exhibitions highlighting the university’s distinctive legacy of nurturing and exhibiting innovative contemporary art. Breaking Away: 2006-2018, Susan Swartz’s museum debut on the west coast, features new work straight from the artist’s studio. You broke the ocean in half to be here, San Diego artist Andrea Chung’s first traveling museum exhibition, highlights her inventive use of collage, printmaking, and photography to explore legacies of colonialism and migration. Breaking Away: 2006-2018, curated by Museum Founding Director Rachel Teagle, showcases Swartz’s development of a painterly style that results in lush surfaces sculpted from the subtle accretion of color. The exhibition is comprised of a survey of recent work that demonstrates a breakthrough for the artist—centered around a newfound synthesis and complexity in her approach to abstracting the natural landscape. “Swartz’s painting is as personal as her journey. A lifelong painter, she began focused work in the studio only after raising her family” notes Teagle. “Her work has progressed rapidly and this exhibition follows a series of solo exhibitions in major US and European art museums.” Andrea Chung’s practice finds unexpected intersections between materials, processes, and places that often investigate the histories of Caribbean island nations. You broke the ocean in half to be here, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, includes collages, prints, videos,[...]
The Artery at 207 G Street in Davis presents red-hot savings for the “dog days of summer.” Our artists have filled the gallery with drastically reduced treasures and will add new inventory throughout the month. Your favorite artist just might have something at just the right price. There may be experimental gems or pieces from an artist’s previous style. Look for surprising bargains. The Artery is a Davis destination. We could be an interesting stop for your summer houseguests. Step out of summer’s heat and see our cool creations. The Artery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday Sunday: noon to 5 p.m. Friday evening until 9 p.m.
Each month, the Davis Downtown Business Associationhosts a brown-bag lunch discussion with special guest from our community. This lunchtime forum gives downtown business owners and community members to meet people connected to our community and discuss issues that affect the success of Downtown Davis and Davis in general. The DDBA brown-bag event is held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:00pm at the River City Bank conference room, 239 E Street, Downtown Davis.