©Tina Barney, courtesy the artist and Kasmin, New York
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks

EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Tina Barney: Homecoming

and Rob Davis: Records

Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 5:30 PM

Join SVMoA’s curators for a tour of the exhibitions Tina Barney: Homecoming and Rob Davis: Records. Refreshments will be served.

Tina Barney: Homecoming features photographs Barney made between 1976 and 1980, when the internationally renowned artist was living in Ketchum, Idaho, and taking photography classes at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts (now Sun Valley Museum of Art). Made with a Pentax 35mm camera, the images document the daily life and activities of the people closest to Barney. They are representative of a key stage in her trajectory as an artist, before she began working with a large format camera to make carefully composed and directed photographs. In contrast, the images in this exhibition, which were made in Sun Valley, Rhode Island, and New York, are more spontaneous. But like her later photographs, these early works illuminate the subtle interactions and psychological tensions that occur among family and friends even in moments of leisure – at weddings and on squash courts, at the beach, waterpark, or a ski race.

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1970, the artist Rob Davis has spent the past six years making paintings that mine his childhood memories – specifically those from ages five to eight, a time of “magical thinking” among children. His hyperrealist images depict empty kitchen tables, living rooms, and porches; piles of records and plants in macrame holders. While Davis’s paintings emerge from his own lived experience, their investigation of the domestic possesses universal resonance for all viewers, particularly those familiar with the 1970s.

This event takes place from 5:30–6:30pm.

Part of SVMoA’s exhibitions Tina Barney: Homecoming and Rob Davis: Records.

Ticket Prices

FREE! Pre-registration recommended.