Approved: 16.08.2006

Lesley Davy

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Approved: 16.08.2006

My work is based on evidencing processes in nature from a macro or micro aerial perspective. Marks in the landscape, whether made by man or the elements, inform my work. Through the visual connections between different natural systems, geographical space can become a metaphor for psychological space and the body for landscape. I work with light, mark and scale as a sculptor and printmaker, often

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

My work is based on evidencing processes in nature from a macro or micro aerial perspective. Marks in the landscape, whether made by man or the elements, inform my work. Through the visual connections between different natural systems, geographical space can become a metaphor for psychological space and the body for landscape. I work with light, mark and scale as a sculptor and printmaker, often making an invisible process in nature visible. Previous work has included producing print by leaving etching plate outside to evidence insect activity; taking casts of the sand ripples on the beach; making the magnetic field visible on a large scale with u.v. pigment; and Urban Scan, a rotating light projection in the Economist Plaza, London, based on macro scale marks on the urban surface. My more recent light sculptures utilise mark and light as metaphors for emotions through time. In these, acid etched metal is used as part of the sculpture. Recent print is often inkless and heavily blind embossed, therefore only seen in cast light.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2003 - MPhil Research in Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London 2000 - MA Art in Architecture (distinction), University of East London, London 1995 - Advanced Postgraduate Printmaking, Central St Martins, London 1977 - BA (Hons) History of Art and Architecture, University of East Anglia, Norwich UK Solo exhibitions 2008 - Conceptual Colour Mapping of Landscape, Progress in Colour Studies Conference, University of Glasgow, UK 2005 - 'Island', exhibition of light sculpture, video and print, Kingsgate Gallery, London 2005 - 'Light + Line ' exhbition of light sculpture and works on paper, New Hall, Cambridge University, Cambridge UK Group exhibitions 2009 - Originals 09, Mall Galleries, , London SW1 2008 - Mapping, Bury City Art Gallery, Bury UK 2007 - 'Leigjendurnir' / 'The Lodgers', Sim House Gallery, Reykjavik 101 Iceland Residencies 2007 - International artist's residency, Reykjavik Museum of Art / Icelandic Association of Visual Artists, Reykjavik ( base ) Public commissions 2005 - 'Meander', vitreous enamel signage and text etched steel, Lea Rivers Trust, London E17 2003 - 'On Track 2'. 4 x Fired vitrous enamel panels 75cms diam for outdoor display, Lea Rivers Trust, Leaside Centre, London E5 2002 - 'On Track l', Inlaid seating . Funder Cadburys, Leaside Centre, London 2001 - 'Map', 50 vitreous enamel panels along river walkway, Waterworks River, London E3. Funder British Waterways, London 2001 - 'Tag', 17 vitreous enamel panels as signage, Markfield Park, London E5 . Funder British Waterways, London 2000 - 'Re-Fuel', installation of print in petrol station forecourt, Funder Q Arts, Derby UK Corporate commissions 2001 - 'Urban Scan' rotating light projection and applied floor media, Contemporary Art Society Projects for 'The Economist', Economist Plaza, St James, London SW1 Competitions, prizes and awards 1999 - Ray Finnis Trust Award for project development, Ray Finnis Trust, London 1997 - Falkiner Fine Paper Prize, National Print Open, Mall Galleries, London SW1 1995 - Zenith Gallery Prize, National Print Open, Mall Galleries, London SW1