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Education

BA Hons Fine Art Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic 1985-1988

PGCE Art and Design Birmingham Polytechnic 1989-1990

MA Fine Art University of Central England 1996-1998

Selected Exhibtions

1991 Sectret Life of Objects Ikon Gallery Birmingham

1992 Solo Exhibition Lanchester Gallery Coventry  University

1992 Behind Closed Doors City Gallery Leicester

1993 Living on the Ceiling MAC Birmingham

1996 Sweet Life Project Passport to a Happy State Old Union Mill Birmingham

2014 Traces Rueben Coley

2015 Drawing Parallels, Eagle Works Wolverhampton

2015 Coventry Drawing Prize

2015 Hinterland Birmingham Art Space

2016 Elsewhere, Rugby School

2016 Bourne, Stryx Gallery

2017 Hinterland 2, Rugby Gallery

2017 Elsewhere, Lanchester Gallery Coventry University


I collect objects and draw and paint them. The objects that I collect are usually obsolete recording devices though my head can be turned by anything in a box. I am not a collector. I am too fickle and objects often have a limited period of interest for me.

Painting is a natural choice of medium as I never get tired of its power to transform and animate. I didn’t grow up in an era of mass media and my recollection of TV as a child, one of the earliest influences on my interest in narrative, is that it was slow, deliberate and awkward with plenty of gaps between to speculate. I am happy to tease out a seemingly insignificant story from an object and its contemporaries. Sometimes I recognise my own stories and I never fail to be amused and entertained by this process and by the relationships that form in my paintings. Recent work explores images of the Alps in Switzerland as romantic backdrops to these speculative narratives. Objects that appear in paintings re appear as cardboard facsimiles and paintings find their way back onto package nets.

 

 

All images and text © Angelina May Davis 2016