Joe Davis “Rewired” Exhibition

“Rewired” is an intriguing exhibition of objects and drawings from wire that is found all over the streets and alleys of Marfa, Texas. Chicago artist Joe Davis picks it up and gives it new life as graphite drawings and dimensional objects.

The original purpose of this wire was connected to the ranching business in West Texas. Joe began collecting it a couple of years ago, and eventually hung some of it on the walls of his home. Davis says about his work, “The accidental shaping of it by being crushed under truck tires, the rusty colored surfaces, and even the texture of it has become thoroughly engaging to me.”

Davis has been working on a continuing series of carefully composed and executed graphite drawings which are presented here in his first solo outing. More recently he has been using the wire to create shapes such as cubes and rectangles that appear to float against the walls, casting beautifully complex shadows. The wall installation also highlights actual wire pieces, showing just how varied and diverse they are, yet when hung together become a whole abstract work in itself.

All works are for sale. Please contact us by email at Gallery@ColorInkStudio.com or by phone at 248-398-6119 if you are interested in making a purchase. The exhibition runs through April 25.

Shown below are selections from the exhibition. We’re adding new works to the online gallery every few days, so check back often. Click on an image to see it larger or in a slide show.