An exhibit of paintings and photographs by Davis artist Alison Smith titled “Closet” kicks off with an artists’ reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Davis Community Gallery. The art works will be on exhibit through Feb. 1 at the gallery inside the Davis Community Clinic, 2051 John Jones Road in West Davis.
“I made this work out of the contents of my closets, to make visible what was covered and forgotten, to transfer its power, to decorate the remnants so the stains don’t show,” the artist said in a news release.
Smith, who is married to Chuck Roe, is a longtime Davis resident. She studied art at Sacramento State and at the Kootenay School of Art in British Columbia, Canada. She has been a part of several group shows in the Davis community, including last year’s “Dia de los Muertos” exhibit at the Pence Gallery.
This exhibit of paintings and photographs at the Davis Community Gallery is her first solo showing of her work. The new paintings are installed in the main gallery, and photographs of details from the original work are in the Community Room.