Andrew Davey artist
Painting, drawing and collage exist in the work. Familiar signs, means of making marks, a particular methodology and fragments of collage left exposed make space for something that is not predicted.
I feel it is not important, and can even be detrimental to predict outcomes. Accidents and unexpected juxtapositions together with the germ of an idea will direct the course of the work, but it may happen that the work’s direction will change.
The work is layered and previous states are allowed to be seen. Often the image that is pursued, but ultimately obscured, has emerged from an accident of texture, by resist, by rubbing or scribble or by the paint having been dragged or slurred.
The repetitive losing and retrieving of forms in the layers becomes a search for the ambiguous territory between presence and absence. The image oscillates between interpretations. Does it appear out of the paint or disappear into the paint? Is it being revealed or hidden?
ANDREW DAVEY: painter
North Hill Road
Telephone: 01643 707 239
WORK : SURFACE Andrew Davey The Brewhouse Gallery Taunton / Sat 12th Jan to Sat 23rd Feb 2013 (1 month)
WORK : SURFACE ANDREW DAVEY Exhibition at the Brewhouse Gallery Taunton. January 12th-February 23rd. Private View Friday 11th January 6-8pm....