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Nelson Gallery showcases artists who focus on understanding nature

"Place of Magpies and Squirrels," Peter Edlund. Courtesy photo

What brings together the work of Peter Edlund, from Brooklyn via San Francisco; Fred Tomaselli, also from Brooklyn via Los Angeles; and Leslie Shows, from San Francisco via Alaska; all at one time in Davis?

All three revel in the natural world and make art that seeks to find a way to understand the human relation to wilderness.

Their work will be on exhibit in the show “Poking at Beehives,” from Jan. 12 through March 18 at the Richard L. Nelson Gallery at UC Davis. The gallery is in Nelson Hall (formerly the University Club). Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is open Fridays by appointment only.

Tomaselli is internationally acclaimed for his collage paintings in thick resin depicting birds, nature and narratives.

Shows also makes collaged paintings based on man’s impact on nature, and is considered to be one of the handful of most important artists to emerge from San Francisco in the past 10 years.

Edlund, who makes representational monochromatic depictions of natural settings, has carved out a significant career since returning to the Northeast after many years in San Francisco. He is a professor at the acclaimed School of the Visual Arts in Manhattan.

“I believe that this will prove to be the most important painting show that I have organized in my seven years at the Nelson,” says Renny Pritikin, gallery director. “These are three very special artists and it’s a thrill to bring their work to the attention of this community for the first time.”

A catalogue will be published for the exhibition with an essay by Pritikin and color images of the artists’ work.

Art lovers can get a sneak peek at the exhibit and benefit the Nelson Gallery at the same time at the Nelson ARTfriends’ annual benefit, “Three Painters/Three Flavors: A Local Celebration of Art and Community.” It will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. Admission is $40 for ARTfriends members and $55 for nonmembers.

The benefit features a silent auction, live music and regional food and beverages. The artists’ presentations will be a highlight of the evening.

The silent auction will feature 19 artworks selected by Pritikin. A preliminary peek is online at nelsongallery.ucdavis.edu. Funds raised at the benefit help finance Nelson programs — exhibitions, acquisitions, support of UCD master’s of fine arts students and undergraduate students.

Live music will be offered. Also featured are locally crafted wines poured by three wineries and a variety of Sudwerk beers, and food prepared by Dos Coyotes Border Café, Our House Restaurant and Sophia’s Thai Kitchen.

For more information or tickets, contact Katrina Wong at kliwong@ucdavis.edu.

Special to The Enterprise

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