Katie Davis: Raw Material

June 1-July 14, 2024

Reception: June 9, 2024, 2:00 to 5:00 pm

A podcast interview with the artist will be available beginning Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Raw Material is a solo exhibition by Katie Davis that explores themes of feminism and domesticity.  Davis is a mixed media painter and installation artist.  Her color choices and visual language have a direct relationship with her materials, which are sourced from retro interior design trends and textiles.  The artwork uses formalism and abstraction, held in tension with whimsy and playfulness.  Her rich surfaces combine layers of paint, lace, buttons, old curtains, or clothing.  Davis is the recipient of numerous awards, and her artwork has been published in New American Paintings, Archer Magazine, and INPA 10, among other publications.  She is represented by Sarah Gormley Gallery, and is also a faculty member at Columbus College of Art & Design.


Katie Davis, Handkerchief 2, 2023, Vintage textile, paint, and colored pencil on paper, 12" x 16"


Katie Davis, Summer Plans, 2023, Textiles, paint and colored pencil on wood panel, 36" x 38" x 1.5"