Davis, Deborah

Technique: Mixed media

Born in Sherbrooke (QC), in 1969, Deborah Davis is a very active artist in the Quebec art scene. In addition to her studio work, Davis teaches a wide range of printmaking techniques. At the Beauchamp Art Galleries she is represented by a series of large-scale works on wood, which include diptychs and triptychs done in a variety of mediums. To create her works Ms. Davis mixes acrylics, graphite and sometimes includes collage work, techniques that are also present in her etchings.

To etch on canvas, the movement of my expression evolved through an on going exploration of materials. My works offer the viewer a dream world or dimension with perspectives that transcend the laws of nature. I question my daily life and revisit my memories to generate a vivid amalgamation of emotions that turn the reel to engage the images in my mind. I am privileged to see the realization of the works which culminate into paintings and engravings. My work is characterized therein by the attraction of textures that inhabit the space. With sweeping gestures and spontaneous movements are these spaces and textures created. It is in this space that silent forces of nature influence my creation. That creation has to be unconstrained. A work appears on the canvas, through the materials deconstructs itself with new features. The work is not a one-way ticket to a destination. It is a succession of revivals. A wind that comes and goes...An exploration of new worlds and experimentation of new techniques are the engine of my creative process. By browsing through the immensity of loneliness I want to bring audiences to question their own reality.” 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011-2012 - Is there any coyote left? La Brûlerie de Café de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC
  • 2010 - Untitled, œuvres récentes (Untitled, recent works), La Nef, Centre d'arts, Sherbrooke, QC
  • 2008 - Chaises musicales( Musical Chairs), La Brûlerie de Café de Sherbrooke, QC
  • 2007-2010 - La grande virée artistique de Sherbrooke (The Great Artistic Spree of Sherbrooke), La Nef, Centre d'arts, Sherbrooke, QC
  • 2007 - Partout où nous n'irons pas ensemble (Everywhere or We Will Not Go Together), Le p'tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille, Saint-Camille, QC
  • 2006 - Passage (Passage), La Nef, Centre d'arts, Sherbrooke, QC
  • 2003-2006 - Circuit des arts Memphrémagog (Memphremagog Art Circuit), Théâtre de la Marjolaine, Eastman, QC

 Group Exhibitions

  • 2011, 2005 - Salon du printemps des artistes des Cantons de l'Est (Spring Exhibition of East Cantons Artists), Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC
  • 2006-2011 - La gravure en Estrie (Etching in the Eastern Townships), Galerie des artistes du Canton de Magog, Magog, QC
  • 2010 - Bijoux d'une voyageuse et son cabinet de curiosités (Jewels of a Traveler and his Cabinet of Curiosities), Galerie Noël Guyomarch, Montréal, QC
  • 2009 - Untitled Exhibition, Franco American Center, Manchester, NH, USA
  • 2009 - Festival sur le Niger de Ségou (Niger Festival, Ségou), Galerie Korè et Anemy Sculpture