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 Winter Light

displayed 01 March 2019 to 04 April 2019

at Milli Coffee Roasters

400 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia

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(OPENS MARCH 1)

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“the pursuit of bright shadows and dappled neutrals”

exhibition catalog

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Academical Village (V)

2019. oil on canvas. 24x36”.

Charlottesville, Virginia.

$1500

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Academical Village (VI)

2019. oil on canvas. 24x30”.

Charlottesville, Virginia.

$1500

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Backroads (I):

Before the Storm

2019. oil on canvas. 36x36”.

Central Virginia.

$1200

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Backroads (II):

Shenandoah

2019. oil on canvas. 24x48”.

Central Virginia.

$1200

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Backroads (III):

Backdoor Shadow

2019. oil on canvas. 24x48”.

Central Virginia.

$400 SOLD

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Backroads (IV):

Old Rag Summit

2019. oil on canvas. 24x36”.

Central Virginia.

$800

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Backroads (V):

Ragged Mountain Reservoir

Charlottesville, Virginia

$600

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Backroads (VI):

After the Storm

2019. oil on canvas. 20x20”.

Central Virginia.

$600

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Academical Village (III)

2019. oil on canvas. 16x24”.

Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Academical Village (IV)

2019. oil on canvas. 30x40”.

Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Catching Fireflies

2019. oil on canvas. 36x48”.

Tennessee.

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Tennessee River (IV)

2019. oil on canvas. 30x40”.

Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Milli Coffee Roasters

2019. oil on canvas. 15x30”.

Charlottesville, Virginia.

not for sale.


steps to purchase

  1. click the link to the exhibition catalog

  2. pay the 10% deposit to reserve your painting.

  3. receive a follow-up email from me within two days to determine payment and delivery.

  4. once the full amount is received, your painting will be delivered at the end of the exhibition (April 5).

  5. email me (artist@lauchlandavis.art) with any questions.


artist statement

The exhibition “Winter Light” is the pursuit of bright shadows and dappled neutrals. When you notice the complex palette of a winter scene, discover the multiplicity of colors in the grayscape. There are no blacks and whites — only shades of color. The leaf-bare woods are rosy and deep. The shadows upon fresh snow are intensely blue. The sunlight is crisp and clear to make everything simultaneously darker and lighter, sharpened and softened. The cold weather rakes the landscape down to its skeletal essence. Winter is the season of clarity, of anticipation, of under-the-surface growth and renewal. “Winter Light” intensifies the prismatic radiance within the fragmented gloom.

“Winter Light” is a collection of paintings capturing various Virginia geographies within and peripheral to Charlottesville. The paintings belong to one of two series: Academical Village and Backroads.

The Academical Village series observes the University of Virginia architecture from uncentered viewpoints in moments of passage—to contemplate the physical intersection of modernity and history in a microcosm of the American South.

The Backroads series catalogs the quiet spaces on the margins of town—to experience the reflective robert-frost moments of stopping by woods in the midst of lonely drives.

I’ve lived here in Charlottesville for five years now. Our home is beautiful and complicated. As I observe my local contemporary, I’m determined to capture its beauty without undermining its complexity.