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A CERTAIN REALITY Opening Reception

A CERTAIN REALITY Opening Reception Featuring: David Ball, Jennifer Davis, Megan Kimber

Date and Time

At grayDUCK Gallery

Friday, February 22

7pm to 10pm

About Exhibit

“A Certain Reality” explores the spaces between reality and imagined perceptions, where characters bear witness to an internal narrative of memories and relationships. This exhibition features three artists that create delicate, yet complex ethereal landscapes and characters, including mixed-media collages from David Ball and paintings from Jennifer Davis and Megan Kimber.


About the Artist

** David Ball

David is a collage/ mixed media artist located in San Francisco. His interests range from observed relationship dynamics and social commentary to more introverted personal works, all in surreal, otherworldly landscapes driven by character and narrative. David creates both fine art and illustration works with the help of his talkative cat, Cho Cho and lots and lots of coffee.

** Jennifer Davis

My current work is a series of whimsical and emotional narrative portraits that attempt to portray my own experiences and desires and relate them to more universal truths about the world we live in. The animals, objects, people and places depicted each have unique meaning that relates to my own life and experiences but attempt to communicate something subtly recognizable and personal for the viewer as well. Each story is played out in a dreamland that somehow feels like home. The surreal Candyland-like exteriors and unbridled playfulness hint at a darker undercurrent just below the surface. Such is the delicate balance between the subjects more bestial natures and their more humane and generous qualities.

** Megan Kimber

Many of my summers were spent in upstate NY. My grandparent’s house was out in the middle of nowhere, near a rocky waterfall and a random abandoned bus way out in the middle of the woods. I started loving the light and energy of the colors in this environment at dusk; everything was lit by a calm bluish light. As the minutes went on, things became less recognizable, more open to interpretation. Perhaps more otherworldly or spooky, if you will. The colors at that point in the day are a primary influence on the palette I have chosen to work with over the years. I like to take the more subtle approach to tell the story, often visually embedding applicable old-fashioned terminology in the images (i.e. don’t put all of your eggs in one basket). My paintings are open-ended to the extent that the viewer can make up their own story. I love hearing someone else’s interpretation of a painting. If one of my images touches someone enough to cause an emotional connection, reaction, or memory, I feel like I have done something very, very right.




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  • Anna

    only spotted one person from the group, but glad i went cuz the art was amazing

    February 24, 2013

    • Joe H.

      The art WAS amazing!

      February 24, 2013

  • Joe H.

    It was good.

    February 22, 2013

  • Jana

    Great art!

    February 22, 2013

  • Chris

    Sorry about missing the Art Gallery Opening this evening. Had a work emergency which kept me here late. Hope everyone had a great time. See you at the next event.

    February 22, 2013

  • Kathy S.

    Please excuse me for the last minute cancellation...still at my studio working late this evening...look forward to the next event!

    February 22, 2013

  • Nancy G

    Very casual

    February 22, 2013

  • Sheré

    May not be able to make it..

    February 22, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Can't make it tonight time!

    February 22, 2013

  • Joan B.

    Soo many things going on tonight! Sorry to cancel at the last minute

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it.

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some change of plans. I won't be able to make it down south. Enjoy the show!

    February 21, 2013

  • april

    First time, I cant wait to meet new people and enjoy all the beautiful art work.

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Joe H.

    I'm looking forward to checking out the Austin art scene. Just moved here from St Louis and hope to meet some cool people who love art.

    February 20, 2013

  • Candice B.

    It's been a while since I've made it to one of these meetups, so I'm excited to see you all again and experience some awesome art

    February 20, 2013

  • tiffany f.

    hope to make some great new friends here Friday :)

    1 · February 19, 2013

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    February 19, 2013

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    February 17, 2013

  • Alicia

    Will be traveling that weekend but thanks for posting this event I will try to go the following weekend Sorry I miss the opening

    February 10, 2013

  • Liz M.

    Can't wait!!

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    yee-haa !!

    February 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi - I have been living in a nice room in a nice house in a nice neighborhood owned by a nice lady. I am house sitting, pet sitting, paying a little rent. She is getting married and selling the house so I need to find another situation similar to this one. I have 800+ credit score. Don’t smoke or do drugs. Hardly ever drink. No illnesses. No meds. No crazy friends or relatives. No visitors. No pets. I can provide references no problem. Thank you for your time. Please let me know if u have or know where I can get a room like this. Best regards. Blessings, Dennis Piano
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    February 1, 2013

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