Continuing Shows

Pence Gallery is one of many art venues in Downtown Davis

THRU JUNE 28

Ceramics: Best of the Best. PENCE GALLERY.

Curator and ceramic artist Eileen Hendren chose 19 artists whose work represents both a technical mastery and a conceptual sophistication in regards to contemporary ceramics.

This exhibit will be viewable online only at www.pencegallery.org from May 14-31. From June 1-28, this exhibit might become viewable in person as well if the shelter in place order is lifted for the Pence to open.

Some but not all of the featured artists include: Rene Martucci, Michele Fisher, Sandy Whetstone, Iver and Jennifer Hennig, Kathy Kearns, Julie Clements, Ian Basset, Janet Crittenden, Bonnie Belt, Bret Ward, and a host of other talented ceramic artists!


THRU JULY 2

Rare Birds. PENCE GALLERY.

Check online at www.pencegallery.org for artwork & YouTube for an exhibit tour and special bird programs!

Avian enthusiasts have long regarded the graceful flight patterns and plumage of birds as worthy of study and artistic rendering. Birds from prehistoric times onwards have been depicted as symbols of freedom, motherhood, and the divine. 

Rare Birds assembles paintings and sculptures on the topic of birds and their nests. Participating regional artists include Suzanne Adan, Paula Bellacera, Mary Czechan Coldren, Diana Lewis Coleman, Lynn Criswell, Natasha Dikareva, Anne Gregory, Mark Gleason, Sasinun Kladpetch, Nelson Loskamp, Katie McCann, Mike Stevens, Marsha Schindler, and Sandy Whetstone.  


JULY 3 THRU JULY 26

Kindred Connections: Art by Marti Schoen &Binuta Sudhakaran. PENCE GALLERY.

Binuta Sudhakaran and Marti Schoen met about 10 years ago, while they were painting scenic art at Davis Musical Theater Company. Over the years, they have collaborated on various creative projects at the Theater, or for benefit events. They chose the exhibit name “Kindred Connections” because the two of them connect quickly, effortlessly, and harmoniously in art and in friendship, on so many levels. Marti’s figurative ceramic sculptures use symbolic motifs to reveal narrative through attention to details and texture, while Binuta’s abstract paintings explore the relationship between light and color to evoke the underlying spirituality that guides her in her life journey.

All visitors must wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines set out for attendees. Due to public health concerns, the Pence is not hosting a reception or talk in conjunction with this exhibit. 

Image: Artwork by Binuta Sudhakaran

Gallery Hours: 11:30am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays). Closed July 4th.


July 10 Thru August 16

David Olivant: Because I Know I Shall Not Know. PENCE GALLERY.

David Olivant is a mixed media artist whose art bridges the realms of ceramics, painting, drawing, and photography. This exhibit presents a new aspect of his oeuvre, where his common practice of making sculpture out of found objects, coupled with exquisite drawings of subjects from life and art history, is ground zero for the creation of a series of large format prints. Titling them ‘Retroglyphs,’ the new large, high resolution photographs are a collaboration with his studio assistant Jennifer Van. His artistic process and the resulting prints are multi-layered in nature, offering us an insight into the mind of the artist, where allusion and meaning are multifaceted, chaotic, and evolving.

All visitors must wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines set out for attendees. Due to public health concerns, the Pence is not hosting a reception or talk in conjunction with this exhibit.

This exhibit is sponsored by Tandem Properties.

Gallery Hours: 11:30am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays).


July 10 Thru August 16

Slice: A Juried Cross-Section of Regional Art. PENCE GALLERY.

The annual Slice juried exhibit of artwork returns after a year hiatus. This display of contemporary art in all media celebrates the work of 30 artists from all over California. This year’s juror was Hearne Pardee, Professor of Art at UC Davis, who chose pieces that were conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art. From plein air landscapes and photography to fiber art, the show always includes works of art that encourage conversation and thought. 

All visitors must wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines set out for attendees. Due to public health concerns, the Pence is not hosting a reception or talk in conjunction with this exhibit.

Exhibit: July 10 – August 16, 2020

Gallery Hours: 11:30am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays). 

Note: The following shows have been suspended during the Corona-19 pandemic. Please check back later.

THRU JUNE 19

Feathered Relations:
Works by Marwin Begaye

C.N. GORMAN MUSEUM, UCD Hart Hall. Begaye (Diné) includes prints, wood blocks & multi-media works to create a conceptual homage to birds. For the artist, birds are about our relationships—to nature, to one another, to culture. Gallery Talk scheduled for April 10.