Two years ago, Deborah Davidson originated this Kingston Gallery blog, Thinking About Art Out Loud. At the end of February, she left her position at the gallery as we welcomed Shana Dumont Garr as our new director.
For those two years Deborah reflected on the work hanging on our gallery walls with thoughtfulness and insight, linking her observations to the work of other artists and to trends in the art world altogether. Month after month she widened the conversation while truly considering what each Kingston artist was saying in their work as it was presented. During her tenure, she organized events and curated our September 2013 members’ exhibition, Gifted. Behind the scenes, her publicity work with our member artists made it possible for us to take this next step in our evolution.
Deborah is a valued member of the greater Boston art community. She can be found spearheading Catalyst Conversations, putting together shows as an independent curator or as the gallery director at New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, mentoring graduate art students at Lesley University, and engaging in her own studio practice. She will always be a friend to Kingston members and we appreciate her contributions to us and to the gallery.