Julie Davidow
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julie davidow

My work seeks to establish order through the mapping of multiple visual cues of biological, botanical, geologic, cartographic, and architectural influences. These cues include specific, compositional "samples" of both the architecture of contemporary art museums and the contemporary art within these structures juxtaposed with an organic substrate. This sampling is achieved through a diagrammatical folding and scoring of the raw canvas, creating a grid or "scaffold" for the composition of painting. Contradiction is inherent to the work. A struggle to control and relinquish are persistent drives in the process, and reflect my continued investigation of the struggle for balance between the natural and built environments.

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