Article from Staten Island Advance
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Check Some Lab Work: Davin's Improvisations'
By Nicole DeRosa
Ed Davin constructed his new exhibit, "Improvisations," by drawing on magazine pages or envelopes - Then scanning his artwork into a computer to add more effects with design software.
"You have to break out of your usual shell and make something by various experimental methods," Davin said. "Most of my work is drawn first and then scanned, so the general drawing is done first. That is how you get inspiration to make new things. That is what tonights night discussion is all about."
The Art Lab unveiled the fruits of this borough-based artist's labor with a reception Saturday night at its school and gallery space. The exhibit will be up until Jan. 3.
Davin also makes unique cut-out pieces where the image is printed, attached to another medium, and cut out to make it three-dimensional and bigger.
"I print the image out of a large printer, and then I use that image as a matrix to cut the wood. I cut the shape to match and glue it together." he said. " i get something that is 4 feet tall, 5 feet wide instead of the usual dimensions and it draws a lot of attention."
Davin has shown his art pieces in galleries all around Staten Island, including the Alice Austen House, and was at the Staten Island Ferry experience in the Culture Lounge of the Bowling Green subway station in Manhattan.