Contemporary Art Exhibition

ENVIRONMENTAL INSTILLATION ART EXHIBITIONS

The power of Asay/Davis sculpture is most fully experienced through art exhibitions held in museums and art centers. To date, in some 20 solo shows, individual installation pieces combine to produce a fresh approach to sculptural form with an impact that draws rave reviews from both viewers and museum staff.

Museum and gallery exhibitions are the core of Asay and Davis’ environmental art. 

These solo shows bring together in the same space a variety of individual works using natural materials; each sculpture is made of a specific material found in nature and is often titled by the location where that was collected.  In SAN JUAN MOUNTAIN ASPEN undulating aspen poles lean against a wall; in VERDE RIVER STONES, SEPARATED richly varied river stone is sorted by color and size.  Each exhibit has focused largely on materials found in the nearby mountains or streams of the museum venue. In the simple museum setting, the organic richness of the sands, gravels, sticks or branches are set off to full advantage. 

The artists seek to create in each work a spiritual connection to the raw essence of nature.  Careful placement of these sculptures within an exhibition space creates a dynamic visual experience, where each sculpture gains power by its interaction with the others.  The exhibition as a whole becomes a sculpture in itself inviting the viewer into its space.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse, Prescott AZ 2016
Earlham College Art Gallery, Richmond IND, 2014
Larsen Gallery, Scottsdale AZ 2012
Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse, Prescott AZ 2012
Mesa Contemporary Art, main gallery, Mesa AZ, 2011
Yavapai College Art Gallery, Prescott AZ, 2006
Gallery Materia, Scottsdale AZ, 2001, and 2002
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell NM, 1998

Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale AZ, 1997
Tucson Museum of Art, Stonewall Exhibit, Tucson AZ, 1995
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix AZ, 1993
Yavapai College Arts Gallery, Prescott AZ, 1992
Etherton Stern Gallery, Tucson AZ, 1992
Prescott Fine Art Center, Prescott AZ, 1983, 1987, 1990
Tempe art Center, Tempe AZ, “Salt River Dinner Party”, 1988
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson AZ, 1987
Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff AZ, 1985

GROUP SHOWS

SEDIMENTS, SEQUENCES AND SOLITUDE
Umpqua Valley Arts
Roseburg OR 2016

CONVERSATIONS WITH WOOD
Yale University Art Gallery
2013

NATURE CONSERVANCY: WOOD
Scottsdale AZ, 2013

ARIZONA LANDSCAPES
Tempe Center for the Arts
Tempe AZ, 2012

BIENNIAL: WOOD
Tempe Center for the Arts
Tempe, AZ, 2012

LUV’N AZ’S BEAUTY
Sky Harbor Airport Museum
Phoenix, AZ, 2012

CONVERSATIONS WITH WOOD
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis, MN, 2011

BEAUTY OF WOOD
Signature Gallery
Atlanta GA, 2010

RE-IMAGING THE WEST
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Scottsdale, AZ 2010

ON ENVIRONMENT
City of Tempe public spaces
Tempe, AZ, 2009

FACULTY EXHIBITION
Prescott College Art Gallery
Prescott, AZ 2009

BEYOND A GIFT OF TIME
Roswell Museum and Art Center
Roswell, NM 2008

SMITHSONIAN CULTUREFEAST
Studio Tour
Prescott AZ 2006

GRAND CANYON
Tucson Museum of Art
Tucson AZ, 2006

SOFA NY
NYC Amory, with Gallery Materia
2000, 2001, 2003

SOFA CHICAGO
Navy Pier, with Gallery Materia
2000 and 2001

CARVED IN STONE
Tohono Chule Gallery
Tucson, AZ, 2000

GROUNDSWELL
Austin Museum of Art
Austin TX, 1999

ARIZONA SCULPTURE
Tempe Arts Center
Tempe AZ, 1997

THE GREAT SAGUARO
Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson AZ, 1996

WOOD WORKS
AZ Museum for Youth
Mesa AZ, 1996

The Hand and the Spirit Gallery
Scottsdale AZ, 1993, 1995 (Four person)

Obsidian Gallery
Tucson AZ, 1994 (Four person)

NEW MYTHS FROM ANCIENT WAYS
Coconino Center
Flagstaff AZ 1994

ARIZONA BIENNIAL
Tucson Art Museum
Tucson AZ, 1993 (Award)

LOCAL COLOR
Prescott Fine Arts
Prescott AZ, 1990, 91, 92, 93, 96

SCULPTURE AND TAPESTRY
Yavapai College
Prescott AZ, 1989

EARTH VIEWS
Galleria Mesa
Mesa AZ, 1989

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE
Tempe Fine Arts Center
Tempe AZ, 1987

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE
Tucson Pima Arts Council
Downtown, Tucson AZ, 1987

SCULPTURE
Yuma Center for the Arts
Yuma AZ, 1987

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE
Tucson Art Institute
Tucson AZ, 1985

PHOENIX BIENNIAL
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix AZ, 1985

WINDOW TO THE FUTURE
Suzanne Brown Gallery
Scottsdale AZ, 1983

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