The much-anticipated latest exhibition by Bali-based artist Davina Stephens comes to the Ganesha Gallery at the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay July 30 through August 23, 2007.Days of Future passed
Days of Future Passed
"Days of Future Passed" Davina Stephens continues an exhilarating artistic journey through a landscape that merges memory with imagination. Since the beginning of her career, Davina's work has embodied a singular vision framed by a global sensibility. As in the past, the art in her latest exhibition is permeated by a love of Bali, India, the Ocean and womanhood. With insight, exuberance and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of personal energy, Davina's work reveals and renews itself in unexpected ways.
In an exhibition enigmatically entitled, "Days of Future Passed," Davina Stephens continues her experiments in mixed media: collages using personalized woodcuts, hand-printed onto rice paper, acrylic paint and even the quintessential Indonesian woman's art of batik cloth. She describes her technique as "layering" which brings to mind archaeology, a
science that strips away layers to slowly reveal the past. In her work past themes are revisited and reinvented with a new vocabulary of line. Some of these are dominated by decorative motifs, with sensual and evocative images bathed in light. Dimension and mass are redefined with additional color and the intuitive insight of an evolving artist.
While all the work is unashamedly grounded by her own point of view and feelings, her overwhelming love and joy
for her subjects and art, and self-effacing humor keep even her themed work spontaneous and free of any sense of dogma as she plays with paradox and irony.
Her's is a gentle magic teamed with an invitation to share in a life-long creative journey.
And, in that sense, Davina's life and art are seamlessly joined.
An exhibition of art by Davina Stephens
Ganesha Gallery at The Four Seasons Resort on Jimbaran Bay
July 30 August 23, 2007
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
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