Saturday 12 January 2013 - Saturday 23 February 2013
Andrew Davey’s images are often initiated by working over a pre-existing image, a previous drawing, a copy or a picture found. Familiar signs, various means of making marks, a particular methodology and fragments of collage left exposed make space for an outcome that may not be predicted.
The work is layered and previous states remain partially visible. Often the image that is pursued emerges from an accident of texture, by resist, by rubbing or scribble or by the paint having been dragged or slurred or by unexpected juxtaposition. The repetitive losing and retrieving of forms in the layers becomes a search for the ambiguous territory between presence and absence.
Andrew Davey studied painting in London where he worked as an artist and teacher before moving to the west country in the mid 80s. Since 2008 he has worked full time as an artist, exhibiting and contributing to community projects across Somerset.
Wednesday 6 Feburary
Andrew Davey will talk about his approach to marking paintings.