Earth, Land, Property

Nicholas Baxter, Julie Davis, David Leonard, Garrett Middaugh, and Jason Webb

Davis Gallery is pleased to present Earth, Land, Property. This five person exhibit featuring work by Nicholas Baxter, Julie Davis, David Leonard, Garrett Middaugh, and Jason Webb, examines the human perspective of land. This show intends to question our place among nature and how we've chosen to use our land. Each of the five artist's work will represent a specific "locale" on the spectrum between natural land and dense metropolis.

Garrett Middaugh's oil paintings of expansive vistas and intimate portrait-like studies of trees represent our first station; land undisturbed by human development. His paintings observe land that feels reserved only for the most basic elements of nature. Next, Julie Davis explores the space just outside of our town centers. Her plein air paintings imply a delicate harmony between man and nature. In some of her work, fields are plowed or simple homes are seen in the distance. In other paintings, Davis illustrates nature steadily reclaiming old shuttered shacks.

Closer to our cities, Nicholas Baxter depicts forgotten structures that seem to exist in a time after humans. His plein air paintings of bridges, concrete river channels, and old storefronts emphasize our fleeting impact on earth. Similarly, Jason Webb's "discard pile" paintings directly isolate the mark humanity can make. Mounds of rubbish found around Austin on trash day examine our excess, just before it is hauled to a place out of our sight.

Our final "locale" is represented by David Leonard's powerful cityscapes. The density of Leonard's panoramic paintings gives a sense of the extraordinary size of some of our country's largest cities. Often times, natural elements are featured along side these sweeping metropolises, as if to accent their range.

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Signals by Nicholas Baxter

Nicholas Baxter

Signals

Oil on Panel

3 x 6 in (7.62 x 15.24 cm)

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Central Texas Cold Front by Julie Davis

Julie Davis

Central Texas Cold Front

Oil on Panel

12 x 16 in (30.48 x 40.64 cm)

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Kickstand by Julie Davis

Julie Davis

Kickstand

Oil on Panel

12 x 9 in (30.48 x 22.86 cm)

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Seniors '87 by Julie Davis

Julie Davis

Seniors '87

Oil on Panel

11 x 14 in (27.94 x 35.56 cm)

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Hackberry Tree in Winter by Garrett Middaugh

Garrett Middaugh

Hackberry Tree in Winter

Oil on Canvas

30 x 20 in (76.20 x 50.80 cm)

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Bridge and Creek by Nicholas Baxter

Nicholas Baxter

Bridge and Creek

Oil on Panel

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$850

Rise & Fall by Nicholas Baxter

Nicholas Baxter

Rise & Fall

Oil on Panel

9 x 12 in (22.86 x 30.48 cm)

$1,100

Stronghold by Nicholas Baxter

Nicholas Baxter

Stronghold

Oil on Canvas

18 x 20 in (45.72 x 50.80 cm)

$2,100

Valentine by Nicholas Baxter

Nicholas Baxter

Valentine

Oil on Panel

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$850

For Sale by Julie Davis

Julie Davis

For Sale

Oil on Canvas

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$950

Overcast by Julie Davis

Julie Davis

Overcast

Oil on Panel

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

$1,750

An Ocean by David Leonard

David Leonard

An Ocean, 2018

Oil on Canvas

24 x 30 in (60.96 x 76.20 cm)

$2,000

Streaming Bull Creek by David Leonard

David Leonard

Streaming Bull Creek, 2018

Oil on Canvas

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

$1,200

Grove of Trees along the Frio River in April by Garrett Middaugh

Garrett Middaugh

Grove of Trees along the Frio River in April

Oil on Canvas

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

$3,200

Tule Mountain by Garrett Middaugh

Garrett Middaugh

Tule Mountain

Oil on Canvas

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

$3,200

Discard Pile 41 by Jason Webb

Jason Webb

Discard Pile 41

Acrylic on Aquaboard

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$500

Discard Pile 50 by Jason Webb

Jason Webb

Discard Pile 50

Acrylic on Aquaboard

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$500

Discard Pile 57 by Jason Webb

Jason Webb

Discard Pile 57

Acrylic on Aquaboard

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$500

Discard Pile 62 by Jason Webb

Jason Webb

Discard Pile 62

Acrylic on Aquaboard

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$500

Autumn by Julie Davis

Julie Davis

Autumn

Oil on Panel

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

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Cloudplay by Julie Davis

Julie Davis

Cloudplay

Oil on Panel

12 x 16 in (30.48 x 40.64 cm)

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Marfa Blues by Julie Davis

Julie Davis

Marfa Blues

Oil on Panel

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

$1,575

Sunday Morning by Julie Davis

Julie Davis

Sunday Morning

Oil on Panel

12 x 9 in (30.48 x 22.86 cm)

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Hickory Bend Trees by Garrett Middaugh

Garrett Middaugh

Hickory Bend Trees

Oil on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

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Dereliction of Duty by Nicholas Baxter

Nicholas Baxter

Dereliction of Duty

Oil on Canvas Panel

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$850

Safe Haven by Nicholas Baxter

Nicholas Baxter

Safe Haven

Oil on Panel

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$1,550

The Fall by Nicholas Baxter

Nicholas Baxter

The Fall

Oil on Panel

8 x 18 in (20.32 x 45.72 cm)

$1,650

View from the Studio by Nicholas Baxter

Nicholas Baxter

View from the Studio

Oil on Canvas

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$850

Gold Leaf by Julie Davis

Julie Davis

Gold Leaf

Oil on Panel

11 x 14 in (27.94 x 35.56 cm)

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The Blacksmith's by Julie Davis

Julie Davis

The Blacksmith's

Oil on Panel

9 x 12 in (22.86 x 30.48 cm)

$1,015

Boylston Street by David Leonard

David Leonard

Boylston Street, 2018

Oil on Canvas

30 x 48 in (76.20 x 121.92 cm)

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April Afternoon by Garrett Middaugh

Garrett Middaugh

April Afternoon

Oil on Canvas

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

$3,200

Onion Creek on New Year's Day by Garrett Middaugh

Garrett Middaugh

Onion Creek on New Year's Day

Oil on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,000

Danger by Jason Webb

Jason Webb

Danger

Acrylic on Aquaboard

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

$7,500

Discard Pile 44 by Jason Webb

Jason Webb

Discard Pile 44

Acrylic on Aquaboard

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$500

Discard Pile 53 by Jason Webb

Jason Webb

Discard Pile 53

Acrylic on Aquaboard

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$500

Discard Pile 59 by Jason Webb

Jason Webb

Discard Pile 59

Acrylic on Aquaboard

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$500

Discard Pile 63 by Jason Webb

Jason Webb

Discard Pile 63

Acrylic on Aquaboard

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

$500

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