Bill Davison: Thirty-five years of Prints
August 13 - December 15, 2002
Bill Davison has taught printmaking at the University of Vermont since 1967.
The select group of prints on view this fall represents work from
throughout his career. Screenprinting, the primary technique that
Davison has utilized, is represented in prints from 1966 through 1996.
The evolution of his work over that period reflects both technological
advances and key developments in American art. While Davisonís imagery and
techniques have evolved and changed over the decades, the elegance, subtlety,
and formal concerns in his work remain constant. His most recent work explores
a new medium for him, monoprints. A selection of these painterly explorations
on the theme of the grid -- a recurring formal element in his work - will be
included. This exhibition clearly reveals the consistent aesthetic in a mature
body of work created over three decades. Davison will retire from the Art
Department faculty in the spring of 2003; the exhibition honors this respected
artist and professor at the start of his final year of teaching.