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September 2013

Louisburg College in Louisburg, NC, Features Works by Len Davis

Louisburg College in Louisburg, NC, is presenting A Thousand Words, featuring works by Los Angeles artist Len Davis, on view in the Edith C. Lumpkin Community Gallery, through Sept. 18, 2013.

The exhibition, using the figurative and literal definition consisting of 100 8” x 5” collages incorporated with drawings of peoples’ faces executed on newsprint pages from books/novels filled w/ text and recognizable text-filled materials/objects to illustrate the fact that “A Picture is worth A Thousand Words” embedded in A Thousand Words.

Davis is this year’s first artist of our Travelling Exhibition Series. He was born in Philadelphia and studied at East Carolina University from 1988 to 1995 where he majored in Communication and minored in Visual Art. For the past ten years has been living on the West Coast. During these years he has worked extensively in Advertising Industry as a Graphic Designer, as well as developing his imagery as a studio artist.

Davis will be sharing a collection of mixed media collages from his series “A Thousand Words”. These small works which measure 5” x 8” are abstract in concept, yet illustrative in execution.

Davis offers, “I have eclectic taste. That’s why I am so fascinated by the usage of mixed media and collage. I like these mediums because of the outcome of combining several elements, creating various textures and colors to evoke a thought and mood in the stories I tell. It’s like a pizza with everything on it. Once you take that first bite, you’re inundated with flavor. That is what I strive for in my work.”

“My pieces deal with life itself; the people we are, what we create, and our capability to deal with the issues which confront us. My premise is to lure the viewer in. Once they’re in, they are placed in a position to reflect on and question their ethics, be it disquieting or placid,” says Davis.

All Louisburg College Exhibits are free and open to the public. This Traveling Exhibition Series is displayed in the Edith C. Lumpkin Community Gallery which is located on the north side of the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC).

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call Will Hinton, Professor of Art at 919/497-3238 or e-mail to (whinton@louisburg.edu).

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