Monday, September 12, 2011

Bill Davenport And the Golden Treasures of the Pharaohs at the MAC

One of my very favorite artists working today!

Bill Davenport and the Golden Treasures of the Pharaohs

Part roadside attraction, part excavation, Bill Davenport fills the large gallery with specimens unearthed from contemporary mass society. Inspired by Harry Burton’s photographs of the King Tutankamun excavation, the Houston based artist utilizes steel, paper mache and found objects to presume the chaos and mysticism of ordinary man’s treasures.  Exhibition was curated by Charles Dee Mitchell. 

Bill Davenport is a Houston based artist who holds a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts. He works as a contributing editor for Glasstire and a freelance art critic for the Houston Chronicle. Bill has been exhibited in over 60 exhibitions beginning his career as a resident at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in the 1991 Core Fellows Exhibition and most recently at the Inman Gallery in Houston and the Angstrom Gallery in Dallas.

Exhibition opens this coming Saturday at 6pm - Don't Miss It!

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