Simmering Into The Night With The Venerable Andy Davis
The "Cooked Just Right" show with Andy Davis was probably one of the most rewarding experiences we have had putting a show together. Andy spent four weeks at SAID Space as an artist resident culminating a rich and vibrant collection of his latest work.
Each morning armed with stealthy playlist and a frisky cup of coffee, Andy's approach and passion is elevated for the creative journey ahead. Everyday smiles, positive attitudes and eclectic groovy-funktown tunes are center stage at the studio. The amount of work Andy develops in a 24 hour period is quite remarkable. Over the course of a month Andy created over 30 original artworks in the studio. When early evening rolls around it's not uncommon to embrace a couple ice-cold Modelos aka "Working Beers" coined by Andy Davis (and not to be confused with) IPA's aka "Show Stoppers" as Andy confidently explains. The process of putting a show together is hard work, the days turn into nights and with no clear distinction between the two. It seems the sun doesn't really go down, it's just an illusion of the world spinning round but when you mix the warm and inspiring vibe of Andy it feels effortless and free.
The pure and improvised spirit of creating in the moment draws some venerable energy into each piece. In looking at Andy's new work you immediately notice the saturated color palette and loose line work you would expect at any Andy Davis show. The absence of any surfboard is an interesting aspect of his latest work however, the concept is very apparent. Definitely an exploration of styles you can clearly see.
The day of the show everything really starts to take shape and like every show, you're never really ready until the last absolute last second when that door opens and the night begins. Every part of Andy's residency seemed to somehow unfold as it should. Amazing friends and family came to support and collectors came cash in hand. Overall a wonderful experience and the show came together like a home cooked meal and was served just right. It's all about the journey with Andy. Thanks for making hanging out with you so much fun!