Zenith Gallery Presents:
From Every Walk of Life – The Works of Davis Morton
At 1429 Iris St., NW, Washington, DC 20012
Show Dates: April 3- May 16, 2015
Meet the Artist Receptions: Friday, April 3, 4:00 – 8:00 PM & Saturday, April 4, 2:00 – 6:00 PM
As a retired homicide detective and as an artist who is world-traveled, the diversity of Davis Morton’s life is reflected in his paintings. When he paints horses there is always something in each painting of the horse he owned for 30 years. His landscapes are often fields he rode across or islands where his kayak landed. His city scenes and night-life paintings may be reminiscent of Edward Hopper but they come from streets that Davis knows. And at the heart of every portrait he paints there is a lifetime of making friends and reading people from every walk of life and many different cultures.
“…Although I still can’t find an acceptable label or description for myself, I do have a good idea of what I want my work to be. I have never tried to paint a “charming frozen moment.” I want (my work) to be like a living moment, with a past, a present and a future that moves on unresolved saying something indistinct. Rather than trying to paint reality just the way it looks or painting my impression of it, I would like my paintings to say something of its essence. I would like my work to haunt.”
Where: 1429 Iris Street, NW, Washington, DC 20012
Show Dates: April 3 – May 16, 2015
Meet the Artist Receptions: Friday, April 3, 4–8 pm & Saturday, April 4, 2-6 pm
Information: Margery Goldberg, 202-783-2963, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday 12-6 pm, any other times please call for an appointment
Now celebrating 37 years in the nation’s capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media, style and subject. The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal and framing services, through its gallery/salon/ sculpture garden off 16th Street at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012. Zenith also curates rotating exhibits at the Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004.