Brett Douglas Davis
Kept Closer: New works at Modern Formations Gallery
New Works by Jamie Adams, Brett Douglas Davis, and Rob Katkowski

Modern Formations Gallery presents recent prints, drawings, and paintings that jointly discuss a renewed intimacy in the work of Jamie Adams, Brett Douglas Davis, and Rob Katkowski.
The works included in this show detail the artists’ reevaluations of their driving influences. Familiar working materials have been renegotiated in order to probe ongoing themes. Essentially, all three artists have reassessed previous boundaries in an attempt to pin down a more personal understanding of the fuel and fodder of their images and craft.
In the case of Jamie Adams the resulting images probe accountability, shame, and guilt in the contemporary male psyche. Brett Douglas Davis has resurfaced his figures from the overwhelming muddle of recent past compositions to examine human relationships and personal history. Finally, Rob Katkowski continues his exploration of undetectable spaces through a newly honed and poetic harmony of formal abstract elements.

To varying degrees the artists have turned the lens inward and submitted for the audience new pleas of consideration spanning a vast cross section of imagery.
Moths to a Flame
Edinboro Alumni Visual Art Show at Sweetwater Center for the Arts.

Juried by acclaimed artist and Edinboro University Professor John Lysak, this exhibition showcases the work of Edinboro University Alumni living and working in the larger metropolitan area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

February 5 to the 28, 2009

Artist Reception: February 7, 6 to 8 PM with music by Jim Powell and refreshments.
The Brij Group: The Origin of Language
the / ‘brij / the origin of language

An exhibition of new abstract paintings by members of the brij

October 17th – November 14th

Reception: October 17th 7:00-9:00 pm

Refreshments served and music by DJ Jim

Sweetwater Center for the Arts

200 Broad Street

Sewickley, PA 15143


East Side Gallery
MISSION STATEMENT : The East Side Gallery is Pittsburgh's only all-
media art cooperative. Artists of various disciplines work together
to organize events and maintain a commercial gallery space.

Works in various media and in various sizes by Brett Davis are on display and for sale at very affordable prices.
Most Wanted Fine Art
ECHO Location:
The work of Brett Douglas Davis, Rob Katkowski, and Jennifer Murray will be on display in Most Wanted Fine Artists Gallery in July, 2008.
Opening reception is July 4th from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Most Wanted Fine Art
5015 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
A Space of Resignation
"A Space of Resignation" will display a cross section of the dischordance utilized by Brett Davis, Jamie Adams, and Robert Katkowski in their respective images. These three artists employ an ambiguity of specific elements in paint. The results vary from lulling introspection to quiet malevolence. It is work that calls for the viewer to resign himself to the strange and palpable space, the uncertain surface, and the inchoate relationships between figures.

Note: There shall be a sneak peak opening reception of this show at Modern Formations in conjunction with the Woodlab Ongoing Musical Performance Series. Check back for details and updates pertaining to specific dates and times.
Sublimation: Space 101 Distillery Residency Program Show
The Distillery Residency of Pittsburgh shall showcase the work of the artist residents chosen for the 2nd annual run of the program at Space 101 in the Brewhouse (on the Southside) this April. The opening shall take place on the evening of March 28th with snacks and libations.