Mark Davis

Sculpture (5-works)

Mark  Davis Glancing at the Stars
Glancing at the Stars, 2016
Mobile, painted brass/sterling silver
10 x 8 x 8 in
Mark  Davis A View of Heaven
A View of Heaven, 2014
Mobile, painted brass/aluminum with 23K gold leaf
19 x 19 x 21 in
Mark  Davis The Garden Above
The Garden Above, 2016
Mobile, painted brass/aluminum
58 x 60 x 44 in
Mark  Davis Tribute 4
Tribute #4, 2013
Mobile, painted brass/aluminum
7 x 9 x 10 in
Mark  Davis Justice
Justice, 2016
Mobile, painted brass/aluminum
10 x 12 x 14 in
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Sculpture-wall (2-works)

Mark  Davis Flight to Oceana
Flight to Oceana, 2015
Mobile, painted aluminum and steel
55 x 108 x 19 in
Mark  Davis A New Leaf
A New Leaf, 2016
Mobile, painted brass/aluminum
17 x 40 x 12 in

Mark  Davis

Mark Davis

Mark Davis Statement

(American, b. 1954)

I have been creating three-dimensional objects ever since I can remember. From childhood to adulthood it has been my way of bringing forth feelings that hide deep within me. There is a wondrous joy for me that results from reaching inside myself to create something tangible and bringing it out into the world. And metal will be in the world for many years after I’m gone.

For the past twenty years or so, I have been putting my creative energies into mobiles. In my teens, I was greatly influenced by Alexander Calder, and for many years I focused my work on sculptural jewelry. As my work evolved, other great artists such as Matisse, Miro and Noguci had an impact on me as well, and my own personal expression emerged and crystallized into these moving sculptures.

The materials for my mobiles are simple. I use sheet metals of different weight and material, steel being the heaviest, then brass, and aluminum being the lightest. Flat sheet metal is formed by the traditional methods of silver-smithing, using hammers and forming tools. The balancing is done by intuition at first, and then as the piece progresses, I am able to fine-tune the balance so that the end result comes as close to possible to my original vision. Initially, my vision is to see the various elements floating in space, relating to-but not anchored to the earth. By completion, each piece becomes its own very personal universe.

Through abstract shapes I play with the concepts of space and relationship. My ideas come from organic life, the human form, and the external landscape, while deeply reflecting my internal landscape and dialogue. The work is playful, joyful, and always changing, and that is the way I see and experience life in all its complexities.

Mark Davis Resumé

Exhibitions

1980 Solo Exhibition at Bloomingdale’s, Chestnut Hill MA of Jewelry and Masks

1982-1985 Jewelry shows in New York City at Artwear, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Ave, Macy’s and Henri Bendel featured in Vogue Magazine, New York Magazine, Harper's Bazaar.

1988 Tiffany & Co of New York commissions mobiles to be used as window displays.

1988-1995 Commissioned to do window display mobiles for Tiffany’s in New York and Boston.

1991-1992 Solo exhibitions of mobile with Judith N Wolov Gallery, Design Center, Boston, MA

1993-1996 Created mobiles for The L-S Collection on Madison Ave and Soho

1995 Group exhibition, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

1997 Solo exhibition, Nature in Motion, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

1999 Solo exhibition, Movement within Space, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

2001 Solo exhibition, Color and Form in Motion, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

2003 Solo exhibition, Boldly Balanced Pucker Gallery, Boson, MA

2005 Solo exhibition, Energy in Motion Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

2005 Solo exhibition, Revisiting Nature Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

2009 Solo Exhibition, Gathering Energy Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

2011 Solo Exhibition, Phase Transformations, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

2012 Exhibitor: AD20/21 Cyclorama, Boston, MA

2013 Exhibitor: AD20/21 Cyclorama, Boston, MA

2013 Solo Exhibition, Form-Color-Balance, Pucker Gallery, Boston MA

2015 Solo Exhibition, Reverberating Gravity Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA

 

Public Collections

Richard Chamberlain, New York, NY

Gary Trudeau, New York, NY

Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards, Los Angeles, CA

Howard Stern, New York, NY

Lexus Corporation

Liberty Mutual Corporation

Rose Museum, Brandeis University

University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, IL

Good Samaritan Hospital, Brockton, MA

Congregation Kehillath Israel, Brookline, MA

Temple Emmanuel, Andover, MA

The Farm, Libertyville, IL

 

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