Karin Davie: Dangerous Curves was the first solo exhibition of the artist’s paintings, sculptures, and drawings; a survey that tracked the evolution of Davie’s visual vocabulary. A true innovator, Davie redefines the modernist convention of stripe painting by inserting gesture and the artist’s hand back into optical, hard-edged, geometric convention. Her work explores the boundaries between representation and abstraction while simultaneously alluding to the figure, memory, and landscape. There are a myriad of ways to contemplate the evolution of her style, as her paintings reach beyond an isolated visual experience, embodying emotion, movement, social commentary, and most importantly the artist’s hand.
In conjunction with this exhibition, Davie gave an artist talk at the museum on February 24, 2006.