820 Pole Line Rd.
in the office of the Davis Cemetery
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Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
Second Sundays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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.

For more information about the Davis Cemetery, please visit the website at http://www.daviscemetery.org.

May Exhibition

Charlie Schneider


Davis born artist Charlie Schneider exhibition Still, In The End will be held at the Davis Cemetery District and it’s onsite gallery. This mixed media exhibition will involve sculpture, photography, installation and nature from April 30-May 30, 2016. The major themes of this exhibition relate to ideas of community and death and how our ideas of death inform the manner in which we choose to live our lives. The exhibition will run throughout the month of May and there will be a special free artist reception held April 30, 2016 from 1-4:00pm.

Charlie Schneider was born and raised in Davis, California and is now a Los Angeles-based, multi-disciplinary artist. His work integrates elements of ecological, scientific, social, collaborative, and public practices in a wide range of media, including ceramics, sculpture, installation, photography, drawing, and performance. The heart of his artistic practice centers on notions of impermanence and of human relationships to and within place. Schneider has shown work in galleries, outdoor public art exhibitions, and alternative spaces in Europe, Australia, Japan and the United States, and has permanent public installations in Davis, California and Marfa, Texas. Recent residencies include the Kala Institute in Berkeley, Eastside International in Los Angeles, and the Vermont Studio Center. His awards include the 2011 Damien Courtney Young Sculptor Prize at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, in Sydney, Australia, and various awards from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts.

"The heart of my artist practice centers on exploring, expanding, and strengthening human relationships to and within place. Still, in the End looks at the common experience of loss—not only the deeply felt tears it creates in the structural fabric of our lives, but also in the ways that relationships and networks persist and evolve. I believe that our ideas of death, consciously or unconsciously, fundamentally shape the manner in which we live our lives. Familiarizing ourselves with the landscape of death is to refresh and renew our understanding of life.

Exhibiting at Gallery 1855 and the Davis Cemetery District is an opportunity to revisit and expand a personally significant project I made in 2011, entitled The Divided Line in the Form of a Square (the practice of memory), for which I made ten attempts to sail a perfect square course on the Pacific Ocean. While the mind can easily imagine a clean square shape on the surface of the water, with neat ninety-degree corners, actualizing this idea is a messy and impossible proposition. Navigating the ideal versus the possible, then, becomes a story about striving and acceptance. This sailing project was designed as a memorial piece for my mother and this navigation, both literally and figuratively, became an expression of mourning and of the necessity to continue. Still, in the End further develops a range of ideas that touch on mourning, adaption, memory, and growth." Charlie Schneider

The cemetery grounds are open to the public from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. The onsite gallery is open Monday through Friday 9-3:00pm. For more information please visit www.daviscemetery.org . Statements and opinions expressed in the exhibitions are solely those of the artist and performers and may or may not be shared by the staff and management of the Davis Cemetery District.


June Exhibition 

Dee Conway "Continuum"



Dee Conway introduces his latest works, “Continuum” at Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis, throughout June. A special artist reception will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 12th.

 A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and has been featured in various national publications. This special exhibition draws from her many influences of nature, art, and the work of her late mentor Johanna Gillman.

“Many of the photographs in this exhibit are a combination of Johanna Gillman’s artwork with either my paintings, my photography, or still lifes that I have created with her imagery. In some cases I have changed the color/tone/position of her work to create something new.

Johanna was a fabulous New York artist who spent the last 3 years of her life in California.

In this way, I can somewhat continue our art relationship. I was her last art mentee” Dee Conway

More information about the artist can be found at http://deeconway.com.

Gallery 1855 is at the Davis Cemetery District office and is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, June 12th, from 1 to 4 p.m. Information about the gallery can be found at www.daviscemetery.org.