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Wynn Davis | Salvaged Memories

Corridor Gallery | June 8–September 18 2022
Artist Reception/Talk: June 8

Scraps of paper, bits of string, and sticker remnants are among the materials Wynn Davis gathers during his daily runs. Each token is a fragment of a memory that evolves into bright, poignant collages. In Salvaged Memories, Davis chronicles his 5,400 annual miles by assembling layers of paint, graphite drawings, and salvaged materials on paper. Visceral details evoke familiarity to outdoor enthusiasts: song notes from a blackbird, panoramic fall views, swaying grasses. Each detail unveils part of a story, some of which viewers will recognize and some that help build a narrative for viewers to interpret.

Image Credit: Wynn Davis, “Yellow Finches Over Sun Flowers,” mixed media & pencil, 2022, 18.5” x 28”

This exhibition is supported by the Depot Foundation.

Wynn Davis exhibits throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, including the Minnesota State Fair and the Arrowhead Regional Biennial. Davis is a passionate high school art teacher who earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and a Master’s in Science and Education from University of Wisconsin–River Falls. 

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