This limited edition print by artist and Aljira founding director, Victor Davson has been donated to benefit Aljira.
Archival pigment print with sequins, edition 30 with 10 artist proofs
20 x 20 in.
Photo credit: Arthur Paxton
Davson has been painting on LP vinyl record albums since 2007. Flash, is based on his painted record album cover, Dub Factor: Heroes (Flash), where he has worked on top of an Aretha Franklin album cover with a portrait of Franklin by Andy Warhol using acrylic, black rice, and sequins.
Davson was born in 1948 in Georgetown, the capital of what was then British Guiana. Since immigrating to the United States in 1973, he has received a BFA degree from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York; established himself in his practice as an artist; co-founded Aljira; and served as its director for 32 years. He is a graduate of The Getty Museum Management Institute and did his graduate work in non-profit management at New York University’s Gallatin School.
Davson’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the northeast United States as well as internationally in Great Britain, France, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. His art is included in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; National Collection of Fine Arts, Guyana; Newark Museum; Montclair Art Museum; New Jersey State Museum; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and Morris Museum, among others.
He has received numerous honors for his art: fellowships and awards include a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant; a Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper fellowship; and three fellowship awards from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.