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Helena Fox Fine Art, 106 Church St., Ste A, Charleston, SC
Friday, November 1, 2019, 5 – 8pm

“2019—Helena Fox Fine Art is pleased to announce
Classically Contemporary featuring artist Julyan Davis and silversmith Kaminer Haislip.
Opening reception during the First Friday Artwalk in November.

At the intersection of classic techniques and contemporary ideals we find artists Julyan
Davis and Kaminer Haislip. Trained in centuries old techniques these two artist draw
from their traditional art educations to create pieces which feel both classic and
contemporary. From Julyan’s John Constable like paintings of the clouds over the
Southern coast to Kaminer’s Georg Jensen like interpretation of the familiar oyster shell,
these artists live and breath the history of their chosen mediums.
In his own words, Julyan Davis paints ‘for storytellers—novelists, songwriters, poets. I
also paint for those who love history. There has always been a narrative thread in my
work. Even when a scene was notably empty of incident, I have strived for a sense that
something vital happened here, or that something will.’ The new body of work he will
present for our November show continues his movement from strict plein air
interpretation towards a more cerebral interpretations—a continuation of the stories told
and re-told.
A true master silversmith, she studied her craft under internationally
acclaimed English silversmith Alfred Ward.  She knows historic and modern
silver techniques and uses that knowledge to meld form and function into
enchanting coffee pots which look as thought they could take flight at any
moment or a functional yet funky appetizer fork—or as my momma would
have called it a pickle fork. Her work is not only meant to be admired for its
shape and beauty but it’s usefulness. For this show we will be highlighting her
home collection as well as the oyster collection.
Join us Friday November 1, 2019 between 5-8pm to meet the artists and
admire their new work.”

Event Type: Arts and Culture