Gallery Night continues on the third Saturday of May with Blythe M. Davis.
Blythe is a south Minneapolis-based interdisciplinary artist. Most of her pieces are painted with encaustic medium (melted beeswax) or sculpted with reclaimed bike parts from local shops and community members.
Blythe is drawn to the rough, ragged, and resistant aspects of the world; those that have withstood the harsh elements and the passage of time. Conceptually, she gains inspiration from the subjects of nature, impermanence, family connection or lack thereof, environmental consciousness and how we make our mark on this world, both literally and figuratively. Painting with encaustic medium provides Blythe with the perfect vehicle given beeswax is uniquely delicate and durable.
While painting Blythe often deals with heavy subject matters. Alternatively, sculpting with reclaimed bicycle parts proves to be a much more light-hearted and whimsical artistic outlet. Blythe aims to keep discarded parts out of landfills while celebrating the incredibly vibrant Twin Cities bike culture with each one-of-a kind bike piece.