Place in the Sun, featuring work by scott b. davis, opens Nov. 6, 2020

Image: scott b. davis, copper mountains, yuma county, arizona, 2020

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. 

Director Juli Lowe will be giving a private tour of the exhibition Place in the Sun on Saturday mornings at 11am during the run of the show! In partnership with Sol Chicago, every participant will get $2 off a drink at Sol Chicago, a healthy smoothie and drink cafe in West Town! Each tour is free and limited to six people. Registration is required. RSVP

View the work in the exhibition.

Image: scott b. davis, double negative (arch along the u.s.-mexico border), 2018


“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

Image: scott b. davis, sandbar anza-borrego desert, 2018


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.

Image: scott b. davis, notch, western arizona, 2020