Join us for the opening reception of “Rewired”, 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 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.
Come and meet the artist, see his visually engaging work, and enjoy conversation and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through April 25.
The Gallery is open most weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm and by appointment. There is free parking in the lot and on the side streets.
Date and Time
Fri, March 6, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030