The Art of David Norris

Friday, August 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

“The Art of David Norris” opens at the Burgwin-Wright House on Fourth Friday Gallery Night and will hang until September 16 . The show also includes a pop-up exhibit, featuring items used by 18th and 19th century children.

Local artist David Norris’s month-long show will open with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on August 25 and will remain on display through September 16.  Most of Norris’s work reflects the landscapes of the places where he has lived or visited.  Through his interest in art history, his work has absorbed influences such as English watercolors, 19th century engravings, Japanese woodblock prints, Dutch Baroque landscapes, and Van Gogh’s reed pen drawings.

Much of his recent work uses toned watercolor paper with varying combinations of pencil, gouache, and ink.  On toned paper, brighter highlights appear to jump forward while darker backgrounds seem to recede, providing a three-dimensional effect.  Norris also works in other media ranging from black and white pen drawings to silverpoint, scrimshaw, linoleum block prints, and collage.

The pop-up exhibit focuses on children’s items such as a high chair, tiny gloves and shoes, a potty chair on rockers, a cradle and a baptismal cup. The cradle dates back to 1780 and is American made. The 1850 baptismal cup, made of coin silver, is engraved with the name of the last private owner of the Burgwin-Wright House.



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