|820 Pole Line Rd.|
|in the office of the Davis Cemetery|
|Second Sundays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
|<cemetery AT dcn DOT org>|
Gallery 1855 is a highly respected gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year. The gallery is open weekdays between 9 AM and 3 PM, and the public is always warmly invited to meet the artists on the second Sunday afternoon of every month between 1 PM and 4 PM. Along with the art and the stimulating conversation, a number of tasty treats are offered, and one can always top off the day with a stroll through the sumptuous 27 acre grounds of the cemetery. Gallery 1855 is for display only; purchases of any art must be arranged directly with the artists. Features about each show can be found on the gallery website listed above, or on the cemetery website listed below.
March 2014 Show at Gallery 1855
Yesteryear and Never Was
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein
Joseph Finkleman, a versatile artist with both the watercolor brush and the camera, beckons us into a dreamy world of ‘yesteryear’ and ‘never was’ in his latest series. Finkleman has shown both straight watercolors and straight photographs at Gallery 1855 in previous years. Now, in yet another creative iteration, Finkleman blends his two mediums, printing black & white photographic images on watercolor paper and then painting them. The result is a series of unique images that speak deeply to the unconscious.
Finkleman, who holds both a B.A. and an M. A. from the San Francisco Art Institute, has been showing for over 40 years. His is a restless creativity, morphing continually through the years, from creating paper puppets, casting their shadows on interesting surfaces and photographing the result, to twisting portable Mylar sheets to capture and photograph the reflections, to his vibrant complex watercolors. In this series he takes yet another turn, capturing the apparently ordinary and somehow turning it into the iconic.
You are warmly invited to a free open house and reception for Joe Finkleman on Sunday, March 9th from 1 P.M.to 4 P.M. Come meet Joe, view his work, munch a bit, and finish it off with a stroll on our sumptuous grounds. His work will also be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout the month of March, 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Gallery 1855 is located in the Davis Cemetery District Office at 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA 95618. Please phone (530) 756-7807 or check www.daviscemetery.org for more information.