| ||Stephen Davis|
Plato's Inn - Zeus Suite (1990)
Paint, mattresses, clay pots, wood
1414 Monterey, 1st floor
|The artist has covered two long walls with a series of black and white abstract patterns, which often begin strongly in one area and then disintegrate; sometimes they are referenced elsewhere in the installation. The artist is working on many planes within the space, like a 3-dimensional collage set against white walls and gray floor. A star is painted on one wall, and another star is cut from the floor, providing a view of the basement illuminated by a red light |
Everything is black and white except blue mattresses and upturned terracotta pots which support them like a bed frame.
| ||"Every room harbors a potential ritual or rite. As one works and moves in a room, some of the forces and patterns of energy in that room become available to the participant. This accumulation of these forces begins to take shape and form, culminating in an image. The viewer enters the conversation between the work and the room." |
Born Ft. Worth, TX, 1945, lives and works in New York City