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A Portrait

Dexter Davis

Dexter Davis creates powerful, rhythmic, collages using hand-printed woodcuts, found material, as well as various painting and drawing tools. His hand is always present and each element has been rigorously worked and deeply considered. Unsettling at times, Davis presents the viewer with a mix of highly personal subject matter as well as broader, symbolic images, which may be a stand in for issues of social/racial injustice, poverty and urban decay. The visual energy emanating from the surface conjures up joy and hope as well.

Image Credit:

Dexter Davis Teeth 2018, relief & mixed media collage, image/sheet: 22 7/8 x 30 1/8" signed, titled & dated verso

“I am an African-American. But my work is a spiritual thing, it meets everybody. It is an energy. I have to ignite the energy force. I don’t do it from the standpoint of being angry. I do it from the standpoint of healing.” - Dexter Davis

CAN Journal Henry Adams, PHD

Dexter Davis

Black Face the Cross #2

2019

image/sheet: 12 3/8 x 9 3/8"

relief & mixed media collage

Dexter Davis is represented by Dolan/Maxwell

$1600 framed

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Dexter Davis

Black Face the Cross #3

2019

image/sheet: 13 7/8 x 11 1/4"

relief & mixed media collage

Dexter Davis is represented by Dolan/Maxwell

$1600 framed

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Dexter Davis in his Cleveland studio ©Joan Neubecker

Dexter Davis

Black Face/ White Light

2018

image/sheet: 30 x 22"

relief & mixed media collage

Dexter Davis is represented by Dolan/Maxwell

$2800

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Dexter Davis

The Crazy 2

2018

image/sheet: 30 x 22"

relief & mixed media collage

Dexter Davis is represented by Dolan/Maxwell

$2800

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Dexter Davis in his Cleveland studio ©Joan Neubecker

Dexter Davis

SOS 7

2017

image/sheet: 14 x 12"

relief & mixed media collage

Dexter Davis is represented by Dolan/Maxwell

$1600 framed

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Dexter Davis

Police II

2016

image/sheet: 14 x 11"

relief & mixed media collage

Dexter Davis is represented by Dolan/Maxwell

$1600 framed

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Dexter Davis in his Cleveland studio ©Joan Neubecker

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Storm I

Dexter Davis

2015

image/sheet: 30 1/8 x 22 7/8"

relief & mixed media collage

Dexter Davis is represented by Dolan/Maxwell

$2800

Dexter Davis

Storm III

2015

image/sheet: 30 1/8 x 22 7/8"

relief & mixed media collage

Dexter Davis is represented by Dolan/Maxwell

$2800

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Dexter Davis

Birth III

2015

image/sheet: 30 1/8 x 22 7/8"

relief & mixed media collage

Dexter Davis is represented by Dolan/Maxwell

$2800

Dexter Davis

Stone

2017

image/sheet: 30 1/8 x 22
7/8"

relief & mixed media collage

Dexter Davis is represented by Dolan/Maxwell

signed, titled and dated verso

$2800

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Dexter was born in 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio and is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art. His collages have been exhibited at Cleveland State University, CACP Gallery, William Busta Gallery and the Cleveland Museum of Art. In 2016 his work was included in WINTER at the International Print Center in New York, which traveled to the galleries at Hamline College in St Paul MN. A group of collages were included in Contemporary Connections Woodcuts at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel Mississippi in 2017. A retrospective exhibition was organized by the Galleries at Kent State University which included a monograph. His works are in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Art Associations, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Artists’ Archives and Progressive Corporation.

His work is currently included in Mapping Narratives: New Prints 2021/Winter at IPCNY.

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