|Roger Asay, Rebecca Davis|
Collaborative Sculptors exhibiting installation sculptures in natural materials since 1983
The collaborative work we have done over the past decade has attempted to bring viewers into direct, intense contact with the raw materials of nature, so that they can come to see themselves as part of the seamless continuity of the natural world. We work through simplification and minimal arrangement to create a clarity that reduces the distance between the viewer and the materials presented.
Collaborative Artists since 1983, producing an on-going body of sculptures entitled WOOD & STONE, SUBSTANCE & SPIRIT. This work has been exhibited in museums, Art Centers and Galleries including Coconino Center for the Arts, Tempe Arts Center, Prescott Fine Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, University of Arizona Art Museum, Etherton/Stern Gallery, Yavapai College Art Gallery, Sky Harbor International Airport, Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona Museum for Youth, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Austin Museum of Art, Tempe Public Spaces, Museum of South Texas; Corpus Christi, Mesa Contemporary Arts
Additional Joint Exhibitions: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Clay and Fiber Gallery in Taos, NM; Sebastian-Moore Gallery, Denver, CO; Boulder Arts Center, Boulder, CO; “Outer World/ Inner Vision,” touring exhibition sponsored by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, 1983-85.
Public Art Work includes site specific sculpture at Reid Park, Tucson, AZ, 1988; Riverfront Park, Cottonwood, AZ, 1990; Lookout Mountain Park, Phoenix, AZ, 1991; Mountain Avenue Demonstration Project, Tucson, AZ, 1992; Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Prescott, AZ, 1994; Stricklin Park, Prescott, AZ, 1998; Margaret T. Morris Center, Prescott, AZ, 1999; Yavapai College Sculpture Garden, Prescott, AZ, 2000; and the Phelps Dodge Headquarters, Phoenix, AZ, 2002; Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Desert Sculpture Garden, 2005, plus numerous private commissions.
Born: 1950, Denver Colorado.
Education: Western Washington State College, Bellingham, WA, 1968-71. BA Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 1974. To present, continued studies in Botany and Ecology.
Awards: Arvada Foundation Award of Excellence, Arvada Center, 1979; Jurors Award, Threads Unlimited III, Golden Colorado, 1977; Alfred Morang Award, Fine Arts Biennial,” Sante Fe Museum of Fine Arts, 1975. Artist in Residence, Roswell Museum and Arts Center, Roswell, NM, 1976; Colorado Chautauqua Arts Feastival,1979.
Selected Exhibitions: One Person Exhibitions: Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, 1981; Fort Lewis College, Durango CO, 1978; Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell NM,1976; Bob Tomlinson Gallery, Albuquerque NM, 1975.
Group Exhibitions: “Rendered,” Prescott College. 2010, Biennial: Paper, Tempe Center for the Arts, Drawing Energy, Herberber Theater, Phx“Large Scale Sculpture,” Downtown Center For the Arts, Albuquerque, NM, 1981; “Southwest Artists,” BFM Gallery, New York City, NY, 1981; “North American Sculpture,” Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, 1980; “6th Colorado Annual,” Denver Art Museum, 1980; “Colorado Crafts, 17 Views,” Denver Art Museum, 1978; ‘Four Sculptors,” University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, 1977; “Southwest Artists,” University of North Dakota Art Museum, Grand Forks, ND, 1976.
Born: Denver, Colorado, 1941
Education: Earlham College, Richmond, IA, BA, English, 1963; Semester in London, England, 1962; University of California, Berkeley, MA, Painting, 1967; summer art studies at American University, Washington DC, 1962 and the Aspen School of Contemporary Art, Aspen, CO, 1964; year in Paris, France, 1963.
Public Commissions: US National Parks Service; University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, CO; Mural Project, Northeast Elementary School, Parker, CO; Outdoor Sculpture, Golden Gate Youth Camp, Golden, CO; Del Rio School, Chino Valley, AZ.
Colorado Chautauqua Arts Festival, 1979; Colorado Artist in the Schools, 1980-81; Arizona Artist-in-Education Program 1983-87.
Selected Exhibitions: Hill’s Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1975 (solo Exhibition); Fine Arts Biennial, New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, 1975; “Indian Images,” Touring show from U. of N. Dakota Art Museum, 1977; “The Material Dominant,” Fine Arts Center, Penn State University, University Park PA, 1977; “Crafts in the Parks,” US Forest Service, 1977; National Sculpture 1978,” six state tour; “Colorado Crafts, 17 Views,” Denver Art Museum, 1978; “Skin Forms, Innovations in Leather,” Johnson Memorial Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1979; North American Sculpture Show,” Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, 1980.