How does recent University of Virginia graduate and local artist Lauchlan Davis show thanks to her alma mater?
Through her painting – and with the help of a current UVA student.
Third-year interdisciplinary arts administration student Rees Wilson is head curator for WriterHouse, a non-profit organization in downtown Charlottesville that promotes literature and art. Wilson’s position, funded by the UVA Arts Council, allows her to apply in-class lessons about art curation directly to her work creating engaging exhibitions for the Charlottesville community.
This Friday, Wilson is bringing Davis’ paintings to Charlottesville in her exhibition, “University Reflections.”
Davis graduated from UVA in May with degrees in art history and English, and said she is spending her post-grad year “reflecting back on the physical spaces in which [she] spent the last four years.”
For Davis, this reflection is a deeply artistic one. Using her signature “microabstraction” technique to convey spontaneity within order, Davis is creating a collection of paintings that capture some of the significant and enduring spaces she grew to appreciate while on Grounds.