The Clearing
American Art Collector|September 2021
Three years ago, Kai Samuels-Davis began preparing for his upcoming solo exhibition at Dolby Chadwick Gallery. It wasn’t until a year ago that the series of paintings began to take shape.
KAI SAMUELS- DAVIS

“The past year of lockdowns triggered a lot of personal growth, which ended up changing part of my studio practice and evolved the work to better represent what I’ve been going through (since my paintings tend to all be self-reflective),” says the artist. “A lot of saturated pinks, purples, and blues appeared signaling a new way of looking at the world and a sense of change and appreciation.”

What resulted is The Clearing, an exhibition focused on awakening and transition as seen in images of isolation and nature. The works will hang at the San Francisco gallery September 2 through October 2 in what the artist calls “the most cohesive show” he has done.

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