Sharon Butler writes about Jarrett Min Davis' paintings of war in his recent exhibition Guts and Glory at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut.
Butler notes: "In this age of counterinsurgency and embedded photojournalists, the images of war make obvious topical sense. But there is also something subtler in Davis’s meticulously constructed paintings. Dainty white geometric forms mysteriously pool at the bottom edge of each painting and seem to float delicately into the air. These serenely uniform shapes are pointedly out of place in the violent, disorderly scenarios... What are they, and what does he intend?"