Preview: Mary Iverson’s “Sunk” at Davidson Galleries

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

If the landscape painters of the 1800s sought to show the awe-inspiring grandness of the American frontier, Mary Iverson (HF Vol. 21) shows us what a landscape looks like when it has been encroached upon by human expansion. Geometric grids seem to fly over the sweeping mountain views and rambling rivers like nets intended for trapping prey. Shipping containers and other industrial equipment are added in not only as surreal, decorative elements but as a means of systematizing the wildness of the landscapes into a regimented pattern. Iverson has a show titled “Sunk” at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, where she is based, opening tonight, November 7. In addition to a new series of shipping container landscape paintings, Iverson presents a series of collages that explore the rising water levels of metropolitan areas and rarely-seen watercolor sketches. Take a look at some work from the show below.

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