Flood story: Gerry Davis [curator and exhibition catalogue author]

Taylor, A (2017) Flood story: Gerry Davis [curator and exhibition catalogue author]. Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, UK, 4 March - 1 April 2017. ISBN 97818622033

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Taylor, A
Abstract: Exhibition organiser of Flood Story, an exhibition by Gerry Davies, accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with a foreword by Taylor, at Drawing Projects UK. Gerry Davies' exhibition, Flood Story, takes speculative thinking about global warming and rising sea levels to extremes. His drawings imagine environments so submerged, tangled and lost to us that they can only be visited by scuba divers. The drawings made in a silvery mix of graphite and varnish depict interiors, villages, towns and cities smashed and flooded. Banal 21st Century objects - clothes iron, bicycle – are silted down to become future fossils and archaeology. For us, today, inundation events on this scale are in the far future, yet when viewing these drawings the feeling is of looking back into history and a record of the past. Through this sense of a shift in time they suggest we, and the divers, have been transported forward in time to look back at the remains of our environmental folly. The first showing of this series of drawings, the exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue supported by Lancaster University, where Gerry Davies is a Senior Lecturer.
Official URL: http://www.drawingprojects.uk
Date: March 2017
Funders: Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University, Drawing Projects UK
Event Location: Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, UK
Number of Pieces: 12
Medium: Graphite and dammar varnish on Mylar
Exhibition Catalogue Title: Flood Story, Gerry Davies
ISBN: 97818622033

Exhibition catalogue text by Anita Taylor, Nigel Clark and Gerry Davis.

Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
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Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 16:50
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:45
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