Exhibition | The Soul of Nature: Art by Peter London and P. Gregory Guss | Contemporary Art at Pence Gallery | Davis | Art Week

The Soul of Nature: Art by Peter London and P. Gregory Guss

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Friday, 1 October 2021 to Friday, 5 November 2021

The Soul of Nature is a collaborative venture by artists and friends Peter London and P. Gregory Guss. Their exploration of the inner soul of nature itself originates in the idea that external appearances do not match or determine internal ones. Taking inspiration from the beauty of trees, leaves, water, and other parts of our environment, Guss and London have paired their work, creating connections between their aesthetic visions. Guss works in digital photography creating photo-paintings with multi-layered images, attending to the internal expressions, he finds connection with the plethora of texture, forms and colors. London uses oil bar on paper, which can be easily blended or used as a graphic tool to draw lines and shapes. Passages of colored light seem to dance in his paintings, punctuated by active gestures marking the surface.


Exhibit on display: October 1-November 5, 2021

Location: Pence Gallery - 212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616

Hours: 11:30am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays)

Opening reception: Friday, October 8, 6-9 PM


Check out these events occurring in conjunction with the exhibit:


Reading & Discussion in our Courtyard

October 19-23, 2-3 PM (FREE, suggested donation of $10)

Peter London reads from his new book The Practice of Art over several days, and invites members of the public to engage with him following the reading. The program will take place over several days (reservations not required). London is Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the author of several books on art education.


Classical Concert

October 10, 1:30-2:30 PM (FREE, suggested donation of $10)

Enjoy a lovely concert outside in our courtyard, listening to the world premier of a composition by Ryan Suleiman for solo viola, played by Kurt Rohde. This piece was commissioned by Peter London and Gregory Guss, and is inspired by their artwork. Following this, the chamber ensemble of Julie Hockman, William Barbini and Kineko Okumora will play a series of classical chamber works.

Call 530-758-3370 or email pencegallery@gmail.com to make a reservation for this program.

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212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616

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