Gallery 1855

Gallery 1855 is a highly respected gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year.  Located on the historic grounds of the Davis Cemetery District it was named Gallery 1855, in honor of the  first recorded interment.

The gallery is open weekdays between 9 AM and 3 PM, and the public is always warmly invited to meet the artists on the second Sunday afternoon of every month between 1 PM and 4 PM. Along with the art and the stimulating conversation, light refreshments

April 2017 

Dave Hennessy 

“Goose Cameos Served With a Medley of Botanicals”

Exhibition Dates: April 1 2017-April 30, 2017

Artist Reception: April 9, 2017 1-4:00pm.

Gallery 1855 is pleased to announce an exciting exhibition from artist Dave Hennessy. The exhibition will run from April 1-April 30th and a special artist reception will be held Sunday, April 9th, 2017 from 1-4:00pm.

Dave Hennessy is a photographer who creates ethereal and surreal images of his natural surroundings. The images are printed on aluminum that is infused with dyes and wood board that is marked with ink. His use of alternative materials gives the work the appearance of a painting. Wood amplifies the image’s organic earthiness.  Aluminum amplifies the image’s luminosity even under normal room lighting. His work reflects his artistic influences of Ansel Adams, Richard Diebenkorn (figurative paintings), Morris Graves, Edouard Manet (flower paintings), Odilon Redon, Joseph Mallord, William Turner, Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, and James McNeill Whistler. This will be a must see exhibition.

“Twenty-three of the twenty-four images in this exhibit were captured within easy walking distance of my home.  The twenty-fourth image was created entirely digitally. Hopefully, in capturing and working with the images I have revealed some of the extraordinary and the miraculous hiding-in-plain-sight in the everyday-ordinary.  Something grand is always nearby—one doesn’t have to go somewhere special.

Integral to the experience of each work is its title, square format, and medium.  In contrast to a rectangle, squares better lend themselves to a more immediate and intimate experience of the image.  The rectangular format encourages the eye to move from end to end.  Consequently, the image feels more “out there.”  The square format encourages the eye to move around.  The image feels more “close-up.”

 

Art Theater of Davis 

Live Free Theater Performance “The Seagull”

April 7-11, 2017 7:00pm-9:00pm 

May 6-9th 7:00pm-9:00pm

The Art Theater of Davis will present its next show, “The Seagull,” outdoors at the Davis Cemetery under a full moon.

Performances are planned for 7 p.m. Friday through Tuesday, April 7-11, and Saturday through Tuesday, May 6-9, at the cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis. The show is free. Seating is outdoors, first-come, first-served.

The May 7 performance will be preceded by a short talk with actors and artists from the production team, emceed by Andy Jones, poet laureate of Davis, beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting approximately 20 minutes. The show will immediately follow. Davis Media Access will record the performance on May 9.

The unusual performance schedule, spaced a month apart, is designed around the expected full moon that will be visible in the sky during the performances.
Timothy Nutter, artistic director of Art Theater of Davis, is co-producing this show with Kristi Dvorak, community outreach director at the Davis Cemetery.

“We think the cemetery can be a great venue for outdoor theater, and we’re hoping this event can help more people in Davis see the cemetery and its arboretum as a destination generally,” Nutter said.

“We’re also arranging to set up the seating risers and theater chairs (as at Third Space) out on the lawn behind the gallery so that people will have a comfortable place from which to watch the play.”

Thanks to a grant from the Davis Civic Arts Program, the Art Theater of Davis is able to pay the 12 actors and other staff small stipends for their work on this show.

This classic Russian play from 1896 mixes comedy and drama, bringing to life a dozen contrasting characters on a country estate at the turn of the century.

In “The Seagull,” Anton Chekhov dramatizes the conflict of generations by setting two successful and conservative artists — Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina and Boris Trigorin — against two young, idealistic, aspiring artists — Konstantin Gavrilovich and Nina Zarechnaya.

“We are lucky to have many fine actors working with us on this show,” Nutter said.

ATD stalwarts will recognize Lisa Halko, in the role of Arkadina, who was most recently seen with ATD as Aline in “The Master Builder.” Shane Osterhoudt, Moliére in “Impromptu,” will play Konstantin, Arkadina’s son. Joaquin Murrieta and Veronica Jarboe, both new to ATD, will play Trigorin and Nina.

“In typical Chekhovian fashion, these characters are complemented by a net of family, friends and servants, whose interlocking relationships deflect, interrupt and complicate the central plot line,” Nutter said.

Completing the ensemble will be Jennifer McSpadden as Polina, Phillip Stommel as Dr. Dorn, Kevin Toole as Sorin, Megan McMullan as Masha, Nathaniel Sternbergh as Medvedenko, Geoffrey Albrecht as Shamraev, Pietro Bolla as Yakov and Scarlet O’Connor as the Maid.

This show will feature original music composed by Jonathan Favero. Costumes will be designed by Joanna Johnson and Tim Kerbavaz will serve as technical director.

As in past productions, the show will use an original translation/adaptation of Chekhov’s script, which Nutter wrote with the assistance of Marina Shatskikh, a student of Russian literature at UC Davis.

May 2017 

Exhibition Dates May 1-May 30th

Artist Reception: May 21st 1-4:00 pm. 

Calling all artists, Gallery 1855 is holding an open call for our non-juried group exhibition “Summertime”.  We will be shaking off our winter doldrums with this new group exhibition which will run from May 1st-May 30th.
A party and artist reception will be held May 21st from 1-4 pm.  This show will be open to all ages and to professionals and amateurs. Submit work that illustrated the theme whether that be travel, heat, farmers markets, friends and family.

Work must be delivered and be ready to be hung by April 28th. Please contact Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org for more information.

Gallery 1855 is a non-profit gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year. We are located on the historic grounds of the Davis Cemetery District at 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, Ca. More information can be found at www.daviscemetery.org

June 2017 

F/8 Photography Group Exhibition 

Artist Reception: June 11th 1-4:00 pm

The talented photographers of the F/8 photography club will return to Gallery 1855 for an exciting exhibition. Come meet the artists at the June 11th artist reception.

July 2017

Artist Reception: July 9, 2017 1-4:00 pm

Davis Waldorf School Group Art Exhibition

The students of the Davis Waldorf School will share their artistic impressions of one theme of “Nature”. The opening reception will be held July 9th, 1-4:00pm.

August 2017

 

September 2017

Photography of Gene Kennedy

October 2017

Sukhee Kwon

November 2017

Anne Lincoln

December

End of the Year Group Art Exhibition

 

 Past Exhibitions