Grace Point Church


STORY: The Gallery at Grace Point

1201 NE McCollum Drive, Bentonville, Arkansas  72712


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Sunday, 8:30am to 12:15pm
Monday-Tuesday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Wednesday-Thursday, 8:30am to 8:00pm
Or by appointment


Large-scale drawings and paintings by Dick Davison

This exhibition at the Story Gallery in Bentonville includes large-scale works in oil, acrylic, and pastel by Texas artist Dick Davison, Professor in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. The public is invited to meet the artist on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 5:00 to 6:30pm, with a gallery talk at 5:30pm

The solo show features works that span Davison’s career teaching design communication, drawing, painting, and color theory. Curators have compared his style to the classical interpretations of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and 18th century Italian artist Giovanni Piranesi, combined with contemporary perspectives of filmmaker Tim Burton and Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger.

Richard R. Davison, Jr. is a Professor in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. He received a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M in 1975. After graduation, he pursued his career in art, obtained a BFA and MFA from the University of California at Irvine in 1976 and Washington University in 1979, respectively. He has taught at Texas A&M University since 1981.

Davison has established himself as a major artist in Texas and distinguished himself nationally, having been featured in several national exhibitions, including “Superficial: An Exhibition About the Surface of a Painting” at the Art museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi; “Oil Patch Dreams: Images of the Petroleum Industry in American Art,” a five museum touring exhibition curated by Francine Carraro; “Texas Art for Russia,” Invitational Group Exhibition organized by the Art League of Houston and curated by internationally known artist, Frank Williams. His work has been featured in other solo shows, including an exhibition titled “Heavenly Architecture” at The Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas.

The exhibition’s biblically-based works range from “very specifically Christian” to those which allude to sentiments and ideas that suggest or lead to Christian truths. “On a formal level,” Davison says, “the drawing drives all of the images; even the paintings are in large part drawings. On a pictorial level, the images are essentially architectural: cenotaphs and memorials.”

Through June 10, 2018
1201 NE McCollum Dr
Bentonville, Arkansas
Sundays, 8:30am–12:15pm
M–T: 8:30am–5:00pm
W-Th: 8:30am–8:00pm
Or by appointment for special group showings


Per la Gloria
, Dick Davison


Dick Davison: Mindscapes and Monuments, Large-scale Drawings and Paintings on Paper and Canvas
April 22–June 10, 2018
Meet the Artist: April 21, 5:00 to 6:30pm

The Photography of Susannah Burleson
June 17–August 12, 2018

Our Story Art Camp
July 23–27


THE STORY GALLERY was mentioned in an article published in the September, 2017 edition of the AFA Journal: CLICK HERE to read.

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