New Works: Sam Davis and David Armentor
December 1-31, 2019
Opening: Sunday, Dec 1, 6-8pm
Presenting new work from two of the gallery’s most prolific and exciting photographers.
David Armentor will be showing the newest work from his Adolescent Art series.
Sam Davis will be presenting brand new sci-fi images of monsters, aliens, and dinosaurs.
Originally from Pensacola, FL, Sam Davis received his BFA from the University of Florida in Creative Photography and an MFA in Photography and Sculpture from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Davis creates images that reference his love of family history (his father had once been a participant in an atomic test during the 1950’s, while other family members worked on the first submarines during the civil war) coupled with a playful curiosity of popular and kitsch culture. His images combine obscure technology, science fiction and childhood fantasy to call into question notions regarding memory, nostalgia, imagination and pulp/cyber folklore. Davis creates images that he hopes will cause the viewer to pause and question while at the same time provide a pathway for the viewer into another frame of thought-to proactively imagine. When Sam Davis is not chasing U.F.O’s, he is teaching alternative process and analog photography as Assistant Professor of Photography at Southern Utah University.
Gulf Coast native David Armentor has been working in the photographic medium since 2002. He received a BA from Louisiana State University where he learned the craft of traditional photographic print making. After graduation he taught photography classes for the Baton Rouge Arts Council and worked as a freelance photographer until moving to Seattle, WA, where he continued his photographic endeavors with the Benham Gallery as the gallery manager and guest artist. He now resides in New Orleans, LA, and is the founder of St Veronica’s Photography, an art consulting firm which specializes in alternative photographic processes.