jennifer davis … joyride

Oh, yes! I want to swing on those swings, under those lights, surrounded by bizarre, large-scale, carousel-inspired creatures! I mentioned a pre-release print from this show a few weeks ago, but now Joyride, a new solo exhibition by Minneapolis based artist Jennifer Davis is open for business! I absolutely love every piece in this show, and I’m particularly excited about this because almost two years ago, I was sitting on a warm patio in Minneapolis having a post GIRL CRUSH dinner with Jennifer, and she told me that she was waiting to find out about a grant… a grant that would allow her to do a road trip to a bunch of US cities, that were famous for their old carousels, so that she could gather inspiration/source materials to do a huge, whimsical, solo show. A few days after I left, she sent me an email… yep, she got the grant 

* This show will be up at Public Functionary, in Minneapolis, until April 25th. That means you can swing on swings this weekend if you want to… Go!

comments (11)

  1. Jessica /// 04.11.2014 /// 7:40am

    I’m in love!! This show looks seriously awesome.

  2. the jealous curator /// 04.11.2014 /// 7:42am

    isn’t it gorgeous?! and fun! and colorful! and amazing!!!

  3. danielle @ this picture book life /// 04.11.2014 /// 8:40am

    So striking!

  4. maggie /// 04.11.2014 /// 8:52am

    Oh yes, I am all about this. This show looks amazing.

  5. Jenn /// 04.11.2014 /// 9:26am

    The striped faces – love it! Now I want to find old rocking horses to paint.

  6. Mary Gaspar /// 04.11.2014 /// 6:17pm

    Oh yes would LOVE to see this show…I love her work and the funnnn!

  7. Shayna /// 04.12.2014 /// 9:58am

    I’m so thrilled that she received a grant to gather resources and inspiration for these wonderful pieces! It reminds me greatly of The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury.

  8. Michael Statham /// 04.12.2014 /// 3:28pm

    This is lovely work, particularly the fairground ponies. Excellent.

  9. ferdi /// 04.15.2014 /// 1:45pm

    I can’t believe I’m jealous too, because she is so talent! 😉

  10. Amelia /// 05.31.2014 /// 4:49am

    I love this. You are awesome.

  11. Brittany /// 06.18.2014 /// 8:02am

    I really enjoy Jennifer Davis’ work and am so glad you shared it! Here is an interview with her on my blog: