scott b. davis: Place in the Sun November 6 — December 31, 2020

Place in the Sun: scott b. davis debuts at Catherine Edelman Gallery

Catherine Edelman Gallery is pleased to present Place in the Sun, our first exhibition of works by scott b. davis. The show opens November 6 and runs through December 31, 2020. There will be an opening reception on Friday, November 6, from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

Since the inception of the camera, photographers have been drawn to the majestic landscapes throughout the Southwest,attempting to capture the land’s unimaginable splendor. scott b. davis (b. 1971, Silver Spring, MD) is one of these artists drawn to such settings, bearing witness to nature’s beauty and its nuances. His ongoing search for remote places is what sets his work apart. As he states, “I became interested in photography in the early 1990’s and was soon drawn to unremarkable wilderness corridors—the places where maps offered little if any information. These spaces demand research to learn what, if anything, one might find there, and generally benefit those who learn the history of its use in earlier times. Today, my interest in history and place drives the work I do with photography and encourages my taking an active role as a traveler in the landscape.”

scott b. davis works with large format cameras and 19th c. printing processes (palladium paper negatives and platinum/palladium positive prints) to create one-of-a-kind photographs that are as gentle and meditative as the places in which he photographs. Whether focusing his camera on the copper mountains in Arizona, a small crevasse in a distant peak, a sandbar in the Anza-Borrego Desert, or brittlebush seeds scattered on the ground, scott b. davis’s artwork captures the simple, subtle pleasures of silence. In a world full of immense noise and countless distractions, it’s important to be reminded of the calm that exists when one takes the road less traveled.

scott b. davis has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout the country. His work can be seen in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA), George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY), The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Kiyosato, Japan), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO) among others. He currently resides in San Diego, CA.

Scott B. Davis was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington D.C., and from a young age had eyes on places west of the Mississippi. He became interested in photography in the early 1990s and was soon drawn to unremarkable wilderness corridors—the places where maps offered little, if any, information. These spaces demand research to learn what, if anything, one might find there, and generally benefit those who learn the history of its use in earlier times. Today, Davis's interest in history and place drives his work, and encourages him in taking an active role as a traveler in the landscape.

In the mid-1990s, Davis's work with photography led him to explore nineteenth-century photographic processes and formulas. He found the possibilities of platinum/palladium printing were a good fit with the large format cameras he was using. These tools formed the basis of his work and continue to drive the photographs he makes today.

All images are either unique plattinum palladium prints and/or paper negatives. Single images range in size from 4 x 5", 8 x 10", to 16 x 20". Diptychs, triptychs, quads, and groups of 5 are also available. Pieces range in price from $2550 to $11,000, depending on the size.

 

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

 

scott b. davis
box canyon, anza-borrego desert, 2019
scott b. davis
black mesa, western arizona, 2020
scott b. davis
brittlebush seeds, 2020
scott b. davis
cinder cone, mexico, 2018
scott b. davis
copper mountains, yuma county, arizona, 2020
scott b. davis
double negative (arch along the u.s.-mexico border), 2018
scott b. davis
mesa new water mountains, arizona, 2018
scott b. davis
notch, western arizona, 2020
scott b. davis
raven butte, 2020
Scott B. Davis
ridgeline looking west and south copper mountains, arizona, 2018
scott b. davis
sandbar anza-borrego desert, 2018
scott b. davis
sphere (i), 2018
scott b. davis
tinajas altas mountain sand (i), 2020
scott b. davis
tinajas altas mountain sand (ii), 2020
scott b. davis
two intersecting mountain peaks, 2019
scott b. davis
pinnacle, 2020