Exhibition Dates: March 6 – May 15, 2020 (Held Over)
Online Artist Talk: Wednesday, April 29 at 4 pm (Eastern)
“Rewired” is an intriguing solo 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 wall installations, dimensional objects, and graphite drawings. The exhibition has been held over to May 15. We had the opportunity to chat live online with Davis about his work and take questions. Click here to watch the video.
The original purpose of this wire was connected to the ranching business in West Texas. Joe started saving it a couple of years ago, and eventually put 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.” More recently, he has been using it to make other shapes, such as cubes or rectangles, and re-bending some of it to make representational wall figures. Davis has also been working on a continuing series of graphite drawings of pieces of this wire.
Although the Gallery is currently closed to visitors, selected works from the exhibition are available to view online. All works shown are for sale.