The Pence Gallery unites the fantastic work of painter Toni Rizzo and sculptor Cathi Newlin in a new joint exhibit. Toni Rizzo is a painter from Davis and the owner of the local art business, Artiful World. Her signature style combines serene and psychedelic backgrounds with high realism portraiture. Featuring everything from wild animals to household furniture, her work has a surreal, timeless quality that evokes a feeling of ‘home.’ Cathi Newlin is a ceramic artist who lives in Sacramento. Over ten years ago, she transitioned from doing functional pottery to making sculptural ceramics. While some may remember her expressive imaginary creatures on display in the Pence gift shop, she also uses real animals, perhaps inspired by her time as a zookeeper, as the theme of her creative work.
Both artists have a light-hearted, playful take on artmaking that leads them to explore imagery full of fantasy, surrealism, or comedic exaggeration. We invite you to enjoy the exhibit upstairs in our Andresen Learning Center gallery at the Pence.
Exhibit dates: March 3 – April 30, 2023
Reception: Friday, March 10, 6 – 9 PM (free admission)
Address: Pence Gallery | 212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616
Gallery hours: 11:30 AM – 5 PM, Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays)
Image: C. Newlin, “Monstrous Urn”
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