Flood Story - an exhibition by Gerry Davies: Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, UK

A Taylor (Curator), Gerry Davies (Artist)

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    Abstract

    Exhibition Dates: 9 March - 1 April 2017

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationTrowbridge
    PublisherDrawing Projects UK
    Media of outputOther
    Size12 pieces: Graphite and dammar varnish on Mylar
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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    Flood story: Gerry Davis

    Taylor, A. & Davis, G., 1 Mar 2017

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition catalogue

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