June 8 – July 23, 2022 at the John Natsoulas Gallery – News Postbox


Join us at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, California for the exciting opportunity to see fine works by renowned painter, Boyd Gavin. The exhibition will be open from June 8 to July 23, 2022. The opening reception will be held on June 11, at 7pm. It will feature live music and beverages will be provided.

Boyd Gavin, a life-long resident of Sacramento, received his BA from University of Santa Cruz, and his MA from California State University, Sacramento. He has exhibited extensively, including at the Crocker Art Museum, the Caldwell Synder Gallery in San Francisco, and at the John Natsoulas Gallery.

Gavin’s seemingly effortless brushstrokes enliven canvases and draw the viewers close through geometric depth. His painterly style, in the traditions of artists such as Cezanne, allows him to depict very specific worlds, while responding to atmospheric complexity. His tonalist hues combined with nostalgic imagery create distinct atmospheres that instantly transport viewers. Other, brighter paintings inspire connections to artists such as David Hockney and Ed Ruscha. Gavin can be consisted a painter’s painter. He says “I am drawn to the quirky shorthand style of artists like Fairfield Porter or David Park, artists who seem to invest even the homeliest of subjects with an offhand grandeur.”

“This show was largely inspired by the gardens, pools and neon of West Sacramento’s once iconic motels. This vanished roadside culture, the scourge of every city planner past and present, offered travelers a theme part of ersatz domesticity built purposefully to the human scale”.

Gavin’s depictions of these now-historic locations are, in effect, his own form of preservation. Through these familiar yet distant scenes of mid-century spaces, Gavin reflects on the past and invites his viewers to join him on his journey of memory.

The John Natsoulas gallery is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.


John Natsoulas Gallery
John Natsoulas Gallery
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521 1st St

United States

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