Living in the Layers

Peggy Weiss & Micky Hoogendijk

Austin, TX – Davis Gallery is proud to present new works by photographer and collage artist Peggy Weiss, and Dutch photographer Micky Hoogendijk. Inspired by dreams, memories, and the vulnerability of man, Weiss and Hoogendijk take us on a journey into a surreal realm that is at once romantic and a bit unsettling. Weiss and Hoogendijk's work leads the viewer through the layers, into the dream, and towards a renewed awareness of the ever- evolving layers in our own lives. Weiss' collages will come to life in a new video and installation piece that will allow viewers to step into the collage and walk through the dream. Hoogendijk draws inspiration from the Dutch masters, creating portraits and images that are complex in their simplicity.

Peggy Weiss has lived and worked in Austin since the mid- 1970's as owner and operator of the beloved Clarksville restaurant, Jeffrey's, and then as a successful photographer and collage artist. Her work appears in prestigious private and museum collections across the globe including the Harry Ransom Center Permanent Photography Collection, the private collection of Mariya Hayward, Moscow, Russia, and the private collection of Jean and Dan Rather, New York, NY. She was awarded First Place in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Fine Art Photography 2013, Honorable Mention, Professional Women Photographer's Awards, and “Best of the Best”, BW Gallerist, Emerging Fine Art Photographers of 2012.

Micky Hoogendijk is a recent addition to the Austin arts scene. She has lived here since 2011, previously living and working in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the Netherlands where she was born. She has shown her work in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Istanbul. Her work was selected for the cover image of New Dutch Photography Talent, 2013, and has been published in the Washington Post. She has built an internationally successful career as a model and actress, winning awards for her work including “Best Actress in a Feature Film” at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival for her role in Blindspot. This experience in front of the camera has been an essential step on the road to her evolution into a photographer whose work blends visual arts, theatre, and technology.