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Opening Reception for Boyd Gavin Exhibit at John Natsoulas Gallery
June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our opening reception on will celebrate the renowned artist, Boyd Gavin, and the exciting exhibition dedicated to his paintings.
The exhibition will be open from June 8 to July 23, 2022 at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, CA. All ages are welcome and admission is free. This is a rare opportunity to see fine paintings by one of the leading artists in our region.
Boyd Gavin is a lifelong Sacramento resident. He received his B.A. from the University of Santa Cruz and his M.A. from California State University, Sacramento. He has exhibited extensively, including at the Crocker Art Museum, the Caldwell Synder Gallery in San Francisco, and the John Natsoulas Gallery.
Gavin’s seemingly effortless brushstrokes enliven canvases and draw the viewers close through geometric depth. His painterly style, in the traditions of artists such as Cezanne, allows depictions of very specific worlds. His tonalist hues combined with nostalgic imagery create distinct, complex atmospheres that instantly transport viewers.
“This show was largely inspired by the gardens, pools, and neon of West Sacramento’s once iconic motels. This vanished roadside culture, the scourge of every city planner past and present, offered travelers a theme park of ersatz domesticity built purposefully to the human scale.”
Gavin’s depictions of these now historic locations are, in effect, his own form of preservation. Through these familiar yet distant scenes of mid-century spaces, Gavin reflects on the past and invites his viewers to join him on his journey of memory.