Notes from the Field: Art in Chatham
October 7, 2013
My visit to last week’s opening at the Nickerson Art Gallery in Chatham, Mass. revealed intense, graphic images of New England seascapes undulating in slow motion while capturing the power and quiet majesty of the sea.
The source: artist Shareen Davis, who prints on glass creating large photographs that have amazing depth, luminosity and vivid color. Her technique produces commanding images exuding colorful visual strength.
Photos by Karin Lidbeck Brent
“By happenstance and for reasons known to me, I explore the possibility of seeing intricate parts of the world in a larger way. I am able to appreciate an observation without having the entirety of a moment distract me,” Davis explains of her work.
Her experience working as a fisherman developed her personal interpretation of the enormous seascapes she navigated. Her prints absorb the perspective of an entire horizon.
To compliment her modern images, Shareen uses a unique hanging system that allows the art to ‘float’ over the space. Any style home, whether modern or traditional will accommodate her work.
A thirteenth-generation Cape Coder, most of Shareen’s imagery derives from Cape Cod including Chatham and the Monomoy area.
Shareen Davis co-owns the Nickerson Art Gallery. She is a commercial and fine art photographer, and a former photojournalist.