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Brad Davis: HEIRLOOMS 
May 10 - June 1, 2024

Opening

6-9 pm, Friday, May 10

Artist Talk
1-2 pm, Saturday, May 18

SCPA Performances

6-7 pm, Saturday, May 18

1-2 pm, Sunday, May 19

Closing
1-4 pm, Saturday, June 1

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"My paintings are centered around the urban environment and seek to transform its banality through careful and personal reconstruction. Through painting Cincinnati's ever-changing landscape, I hope to preserve what will inevitably be lost: those treasures that become our city's heirlooms."

 

"When I paint portraits, they’re often of people with whom I interact daily and who operate as vessels for personal narratives. Painting has the incredible capacity to preserve, and I am at my core a preservationist" 

 

Brad Davis

About the Artist

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Brad Davis is a painter from Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned his BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2016, and his MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2018.  He is a resident instructor at Manifest Drawing Center, and an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP). 


His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including the 2018 XL Catlin Art Prize traveling show and group exhibition Lang Leve Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Union League of Philadelphia and Capitol One Bank. Brad is represented by Sugarlift Gallery (New York City), F.A.N. Gallery (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and Abend Gallery (Denver, Colorado).  

Artist Statement

My paintings are centered around the urban environment and seek to transform its banality through careful and personal reconstruction. Painting is a process of addition and subtraction through physical layers. In the same way, our city is constantly in a state of construction and demolition. Through painting Cincinnati's ever changing landscape, I hope to preserve what will inevitably be lost: those treasures that become our city's heirlooms.

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