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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Airships, Blimps and Jets oh my! The Art of Sam Davis at Trifecta Gallery...

Jack Endewalt painting
At Bar + Bistro inside
The Arts Factory
While I sat at Bar + Bistro with friends and family, enjoying a nice birthday dinner a few days ago, I mused with one of my favorite local works of art. A painting of what looks like a P-40 Warhawk by the late artist Jack Endewalt. As a child I was always fascinated by airplanes, helicopters, dirigibles or any device that goes aloft. That is why I am highly intrigued by the exhibition that Marty Walsh has curated for her gallery.

False Horizon the art of Sam Davis will be the featured exhibition at Trifecta Gallery this month. It is obvious that the artist also shares a facination with aircraft and just reading the decription below tells me that I am in for another treat.

Here is a small description of the show...

Airships, Blimps and Jumbo Jets. Imagine bundles of passengers being shipped to an unknown destination. Sam Davis has looked to the skies this way ever since he can remember. Raised near a naval air station in Florida, it is no accident he chose the equally strange historic skies of Las Vegas to get his Masters of Fine Arts degree from UNLV. He presents his work through some of the earliest of media channels such as tintypes, pinhole cameras and cast iron. He then displays the work using contemporary methods like cast resins and laser cut drawings. In keeping with TG ethos of presenting fair priced work of art is thrilled to have the curious aesthetic of Davis’ rockets, robots and astronomic anomalies grace the walls once again.

The exhibition opens on Preview Thursday from 6 to 8pm the exhibition runs through March 25

Trifecta Gallery
107 East Charleston Blvd #160
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

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