Sarah Spitz includes Jill Daves Chasing the Sun in her summer round up: 8.29.12



Santa Monica’s gallery km has an intriguing two-part exhibit, “Chasing the Sun,” Los Angeles artist Jill Daves’ first solo show. In her “wood grain paintings,” Daves uses oil paint to trace patterns of grain in the wood panels she paints on, retracing for a set number of repetitions then adding her own intuitive touches to enhance the patterns to beautiful effect.
And in the site-specific installation, for four hours a day Daves uses colored pencil to mark the shadows made by the sun on the walls, floors and windows of the gallery. Fascinating line drawings emerge and take on a character of their own. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2903 Santa Monica Blvd. Visit for more information.


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