Head of the Virgin La Pieta study (paper) 2007 Stanley Picker Gallery Collection
Kate Davis
Stanley Picker Fellow
1986

“Kate Davis produces work which deals with primordial or transformed states of being. Her elegant installations, photographs drawings and videos speak of those moments before and beyond language. They refuse to be easily consumed and persistently avoid a reductive meaning. Beneath the formal rigour of her art lies an exploration of sensual human experience. Through subtle manipulation of often the most traditional of techniques Davis imparts an aesthetic that has a baroque yet controlled sense of ecstasy. Davis’ work is both intimate and distant; her precise use of materials and images expresses a fascination with an extraordinary and beguiling world”.

Dale McFarland 2000

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Above image: Head of the Virgin La Pieta study (paper) 2007 Stanley Picker Gallery Collection