Clear on the concept
Back in their heyday during the ’60s, conceptual artists would append printed explanations to their inscrutable minimalist exhibits. Containing many interesting concepts but no sermons, Jenifer Kent’s installation “Drawings: Accumulations” (at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., Davis, through August 20) plays off this format. She’s pinned hundreds of her gracefully executed drawings of various one-celled creatures on found materials like movie tickets and dental charts to the softly lit gallery walls. Each drawing mounted like a museum specimen is a point of departure for viewers’ musings on the visual value of printed words (many of which hide coyly under or within the drawings) and the creative process. The precisely ranked and filed drawings make up an amorphous macro-amoeba shape, that, Kent explained, “[simply] represents a passage of time, days in my studio.” Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. For information call (530) 756-4100.