Apr 5 – May 11 2013 The Design of Myth
A Photographic Exhibition by Robin Davis
ARTIST’S RECEPTION Friday, April 5 from 7pm to 10pm
Mason Murer Fine Art | 199 Armour Drive | Atlanta, GA 30324
You are invited to join Robin at Mason Murer’s Spring 2013 Show, opening on Friday, April 5, and running through May 11.
THE DESIGN OF MYTH
Robin Davis’s painterly, illustrative images are as rich with the nuance of timeless story as they are with the color, lighting and expressions that tell it. From iconographic portraits to landscapes that simmer with a consciousness all their own, Robin illustrates her unusual perception for finding the thread of fantasy within reality. Her dedication to painstaking technical processes renders photographs that resemble paintings, yet all her work is done in camera with no dependence on post-processing effects.
Robin’s inspiration comes from “subliminally inspired fragments,” sparked by a variety of real-life encounters — from an antique shoe found at a flea market, to a piece of landscape framed to exclude modernity, or even an expression on a stranger’s face in a restaurant. Such varied scenes trigger an unfolding story within Robin’s mind which she then develops into the final photograph often using found objects as props and models who might be her friends or people she’s met by accident – or would that be fate? “I am drawn again and again to the power of feminine characters and their symbolism in different time periods,” Robin explains about her most recent “13 Women” series. These, and Robin’s other representations of character archetypes, let us know that the timeless struggle and triumphs of myth still live within us and connect us all.
Mason Murer’s Spring 2013 Show includes Robert Marx drawings, paintings by Jeanie Tomanek, Karen Hollingsworth, Craig Hawkins, and Will Rafuse, Paintings from new artists: animal portraiture by Ray Hare and urban landscapes by Valerio D’Ospina. Sculptures from Steve Steinman and Todd Fuller. Finally, two groups from academia round out our exhibition: the Georgia High School Art Symposium and Damn Fine: a SCAD MFA Group Show.
SPECIAL EVENT: April 25th, 2013
High Museum of Art – Art Partners presents a gallery talk with Robin Davis at 7:00 pm at Mason Murer Fine Art
In addition to sharing her process and anecdotes from shooting interesting characters from “down-home” to abroad, Robin also discusses how painting has influenced her work and photography as an art form.
Robin’s work has appeared on covers of Popular Photography, Archeology, and numerous books and magazines. She has had over 80 exhibitions of her work worldwide, and her work has been featured for Liz Claiborne, Penguin Putnam Publishing, The Coca-Cola Company, The High Museum Of Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum/Emory University, The Piedmont Park Conservancy, The Goethe-Institut, Visiting Nurse Health Systems, The Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Bellagio Las Vegas, Bloomingdales, St. Martin’s Press, Buckhead Pizza Company, St. Regis Hotels, The Omni William Penn Hotel and many private and international collections.
She also teaches her techniques through workshops with The Third Eye Photographic Adventures and Workshops, and has also been teaching the Cortona Center of Photography Workshops in Italy since 1998.
To see more of her work, please visit: