Michael Davidson: New Paintings at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Michael Davidson: New Paintings

 April 14 – May 26, 2018

The Frank Juarez Gallery

207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600

Milwaukee, WI  53202

 Artist Reception: Saturday, April 14, 5-8pm 


Milwaukee, WI — The Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to present Michael Davidson: New Paintings, an exhibition of new and unseen paintings by Davidson. This will be Davidson’s inaugural show at the Frank Juarez Gallery.

Included in the exhibit will be a selection of Davidson’s recent paintings- both watercolor on paper and oil on canvas, as well as selections from his “dark paintings” series that have not been exhibited before.

Contrasting the richness of their visceral visual language these evocative paintings are straightforward in manner and construction. Through articulate compositions, intriguing chromatic maps, and finessed viscous transitions- Davidson’s new paintings are a poetry of the specific. Davidson constructs curious yet convincing situations through an eloquent materiality and the choreography of the relationships within the area of the page or canvas.

This exhibition runs from April 14 – May 26, 2018, with a reception on Saturday, April 14 from 5-8pm. On April 21 from 2-3pm, Davidson will be giving an artist talk. The Frank Juarez Gallery is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.

Michael Davidson, Confused Prophet, watercolor on paper, 18 x 24 inches, 2017

Michael Davidson, Confused Prophet, watercolor on paper, 18 x 24 inches, 2017

L to R: Michael Davidson, Quarry, watercolor on paper, 18 x 24 inches, 2017; untitledB, acrylic, lacquer, oil on linen, 30 x 32 inches, 2012

About the artist

After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in both Painting and Ceramic Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1985, Michael studied at Purchase College - State University of New York with Robert Storr and Irving Sandler. In 1988, while completing his Master of Fine Arts in Painting, he moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. While in New York City, he worked with curators and artists installing art for the Guggenheim Museum, International Center of Photography, The American Craft Museum, John Weber Gallery, Metro Pictures and numerous galleries and private collections. In 2011 he started teaching at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, where while Chair of Fine Arts he helped develop a completely new contemporary studio curriculum and degree program. Michael teaches both the painting and sculpture with a specific focus on critique. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries in the Midwest and in New York, most recently at the Reinstitute, an alternative gallery in upstate New York. 

 About the Frank Juarez Gallery

The Frank Juarez Gallery is committed to supporting artists working in painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, and mixed media works. We aim to create an accessible, educational, and engaging exhibition space for our artists, audience, and community. The Frank Juarez Gallery exhibits and supports the works of artists who value innovation, technical discipline and artistic excellence in their chosen medium. 

Click here to register for Davidson's artist talk on April 21, 2-3pm. Free. 

For further information on the exhibition, “Michael Davidson: New Paintings”, please email frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com or call 920.559.7181.