Davis Gallery presents Usual = Unusual by Philip Durst and Chris Dial
Artists Philip Durst and Chris Dial propose an interpretation of the world that is extraordinarily amusing, ironic and — most of all — introspective, encouraging us to take a deeper look at the by-products and habits of our consumer lifestyle.
For his work, Durst (pictured on the left) takes his inspiration from quilting techniques, using mostly packaging materials for candy, coffee cups, old books and other consumer waste. In contrast, Dial's patchwork collage (pictured on the right) is a bit more subtle, evoking a playful insight into a sort of storybook world. She cuts into canvas and paper, creating characteristic shapes and layering high gloss paint in a way that suggests a wet texture.
The exhibition will run from March 7 until April 18.