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05-04-2012


Luke Davidson Presents Senior Art Exhibit

 


Williamsburg, Ky. – The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Art Department hosted a reception for student Luke Davidson, Richmond, Ky., in the J.M. Boswell Art Gallery on Thursday, May 3, 2012. His artwork was on display in the Boswell Gallery during the preceding week.

Davidson’s work showcased his talent’s, ranging from painting to sculpture. All of his pieces were very drastic, showing rich, vibrant colors or black and white subjects.

His most recent series told a story of an American folktale and incorporated the Twin Towers and Grand Canyon. It also depicted the quality of life one might have in a trailer park.

Davidson’s goal of the show was to inspire viewers to look into America, not with Patriotism, but with skepticism. He also wanted to depict the pride and vanity that people sacrifice for their country.

Davidson dedicates and tributes the art show to Richard Deane, who recently passed away. Deane was an art mentor Davidson had during high school.

“Without my background, along with family and the art department, this show never would have happened,” said Davidson.

Upon graduation, Davidson plans to move to Lexington with his fiancée and find a job.

Davidson is the son of Bart and Debbie Davidson.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.