Gerald Davis - You Can Cut All The Flowers, But You Cannot Keep Spring From Coming
28 May - 29 August 2022

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The show title : You Can Cut All The Flowers, But You Cannot Keep Spring From Coming

(Its from a Pablo Neruda poem)

Known mostly for his figure-based work, this is Gerald Davis' first exhibition of still life paintings, and the largest scale work he has created to date. Inspired by the citrus growing in his Los Angeles garden, Davis began to make oil paintings in the tradition of Baroque still life, but on a colossal scale. The viewer is dwarfed by enormous clementines and lemons, contained within vases covered with carved figures in poses of agony and ecstasy. In Malachite Crystal with Clementines (2022), jewel-tone complimentary colors depict glowing translucent glass and fruit. In Big Porcelain with Lemons (2021), wild brushwork coalesces into porcelain figures intertwined to contain massive lemons and fuzzy bumble bees.

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Two Tier Porcelain with Lemons 1, 2021

Oil on Canvas 290 x 200 cm – 114 x 78 in

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Basket Vase with Lemons, 2021

Oil on Canvas, 290 x 200 cm – 114 x 74 in

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Turkish Vase Lemons 1, 2021

Oil on Canvas 290 x 200 cm – 114 x 78 in

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Glazed Porcelain with Lemons, 2021

Oil on Canvas, 290 x 200 cm – 114 x 74 in

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Small Carnelian with Citrus, 2022

Oil on Canvas 185 x 130 cm – 72.8 x 51.2 in

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Porcelain with Clementines, 2022

Oil on Canvas 185 x 130 cm – 72.8 x 51.2 in

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Big Porcelain with Lemons, 2021

Oil on Canvas 300 x 200 cm – 118 x 78 in

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Malachite crystal with Clementines, 2022

Oil on Canvas 200 x 350 m – 78 x 137 in

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Big Ruby Crystal with Citrus, 2022

Oil on Canvas 200 x 350 m – 78 x 137 in