For her fifth solo exhibit at Froelick Gallery, Gwen Davidson
began her latest series of abstracted landscapes while in residence at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland in 2005. Davidson’s impeccable sense of composition and color sustain explorations into what is her most representational body of work. Speaking to both her skills as a draughtsman and her devotion to the abstracted image, her collages are a synthesis of the recognizable and the obscured landscape.
Claudio Tschopp’s oil paintings continue his examinations of the built environment interfering with the natural world. As a society, Tschopp believes human interference in the world’s ecosystems causes uncounted alterations. He investigates the long-term effect of this disturbance and imagines a world of overgrown vines, with wildlife feeding undisturbed among modern ruins.