Journey With Paper by Sandra Davis


January 7 – February 8, 2013

Sandra Davis

Opening reception: January 12th, 3-6pm
View the Evite here
Entertainment by Soul in Motion
Press Release
Artist’s talk: January 27th, 2-4pm

My work can be considered “Green” or “Re-purpose” art. I work with recycled paper and items that can be used as painting surfaces that we as consumers throw away. I have an abundance of the resource. The goal is to create with what is on hand. The medium is “mixed media” which consist of paper from magazines, shredded documents, paper towels, tissue paper and gift bags along with other found papers. I incorporate acrylic paint and utilize the leftover acrylic skins as well.

The choice of material is based on discovery and experimentation. I will start with a small version and work larger to see if the technique is repeatable and sustainable. The common theme of my work is generally female oriented, afro centric portraits with specific themes. Other pieces are abstract in nature exploring movement, color and materials.
My current work incorporates the use of shredded papers, acrylic paint and acrylic skins. The technique allows the work to take on movement based on the application. It can be bound together with color and gel medium or it can be applied color specific to create a surface that cannot be done with paint alone.

(c) Sunflowers, Sandra D. Davis, 2012, 3 panels mixed media on canvas, 36x24, $500

(c) Sunflowers, Sandra D. Davis, 2012, 3 panels mixed media on canvas, 36×24, $500

(c) You Go Girl, Sandra D. Davis, 2009, Paper on canvas board, 24x36, $1,200

(c) You Go Girl, Sandra D. Davis, 2009, Paper on canvas board, 24×36, $1,200



Exhibition Opening: ReCreate 3

Tubman-Mahan Gallery Celebrates 3 years with
ReCreate 3 Exhibition

September 27, 2012—Join The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery for ReCreate 3, not only marking the Center’s third anniversary, but also paying tribute to rising above, crushing roadblocks, and successes from the point of view of our artists.

ReCreate 3 will take place at The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery, 3938 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC, October 1 – November 2, 2012.

This year’s theme celebrates positive influences and personal inspirations. Artists’ works reflect on their inspirations and motivations, as well as their challenges – and ways roadblocks are overcome. The works in the show represent sustainability of self –telling a story of overcoming challenge of any sort, or at a broad, holistic level.

Zandra Chestnut
Sandra D. Davis
Timothy DeVenney
David Allen Harris

Events will all be held at The Center for Green Urbanism Tubman-Mahan Gallery:

The Opening Reception will be held Friday, October 5, 6:30-8:30pm and an Artist’s Talk and Coffee will be held Sunday, October 21, 4-5:30pm.


Gallery Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday (except for special events); Tuesday-Friday 10 am-5 pm; Saturday: 11am-4pm


The Center for Green Urbanism
The mission of the Center for Green Urbanism is to create a business-friendly environment that provides startups with affordable office space and business services in a sustainable and energy-efficient green demonstration facility.

Twitter: @TubmanMahanArt
Phone: 202.506.3867