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Intensely Physical: Davina Semo’s “Phantom Ringer” at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

BUT I WAS AHEAD OF HER THERE, I WAS ALREADY SORRY Stainless steel mesh and acrylic paint transfer on reinforced, pigmented concrete 8 1/4 x 13 5/8 x 1 7/8 inches 2017
(Courtesy: Artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery)

Industrial sculptures fill the halls of the Jessica Silverman Gallery this winter in “Phantom Ringer”. The gallery is presenting a solo exhibition of works by artist Davina Semo at its San Francisco venue. The robust sculptures will be on display at the gallery until December 21, 2017.

“Phantom Ringer” is a solo exhibition by San Francisco-based sculptor Davina Semo. These sculptures draw from a dynamic vocabulary of industrial materials, including pigmented concrete, wax cast bronze, powder-coated chains, and stainless-steel mesh gloves. Semo’s work examines the beauty of roughness, power, tension and restraint. The works in “Phantom Ringer” are made through inventive casting processes and often bear the scars, stains, and scratches of their production. In dialog with artists such as Bruce Nauman and Eva Hesse, Semo’s intensely physical works suggest traces and echoes of narratives the viewer is invited to invent.

Davina Semo (b. 1981, Washington, DC) completed her MFA at University of California, San Diego in 2006. She received her BA in Visual Arts from Brown University in 2003. Semo has had solo exhibitions at Marlborough Chelsea (New York), Ribordy Contemporary (Geneva), and White Flag Projects (St. Louis). She has participated in group shows at San Francisco Arts Commission, Sculpture Center (New York), Greene Naftali Gallery (New York), Hannah Hoffman (Los Angeles), and 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, curated by Bob Nickas. She lives and works in San Francisco.

The exhibition is on view through December 21, 2017 at Jessica Silverman Gallery, 488 Ellis Street, San Francisco, California 94102.

For details, visit: www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/jessica-silverman-gallery/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.