David Morgan-Davies

Category: photography

DMD_new-clear vision i_post

The Contemporary Landscape Photography Open is the W-CA’s second juried exhibition of 2013, focussing on contemporary photographic responses to landscape.  I’ll be showing ‘new-clear vision i’ as part of the show: a 26″ x 40″ floating Giclée print, aluminium dibond mounted, available as an edition of 10.

Artists:
ALIKI BRAINE * ALNIS STAKLE * BEN CAVE * COLIN THOMAS * CRAIG DOW * CHARLIE HURCOMBE * DAFNA TALMOR * DAN BURWOOD * DANIEL BOSWORTH * DARREN NISBETT * DAVE MORGAN-DAVIES * DAVID SHEPHERD * FERGUS HERON * FERNANDO MASELLI * GEOFF HODGSON * GLEN STOKER * HELEN SEAR * JAMES SMITH * JIM JOHNSTON * KAREN DENSHAM * LOUISE OATES * MARTINA LINDQVIST * MINNA PÖLLÄNEN PADDY KELLY  * PHILLIPA KLAIBER * ROB BLEWS * SAM KEMP * STEPHEN SHEEHAN * STEPHEN MONGER * SUJATA MAJUMDAR * SYLVIA STIFF  * TANIA COATES * TRISTAN HUTCHINSON * VICTORIA AHRENS * ZOE CHILDERLEY

Selected By:
Paul Seawright, Dan Holdsworth, Richard Billingham, Pete James, Jem Southam and Ivan & Heather Morison and Fiona Crisp.

The exhibition runs from 07 – 28 December 2013.
10:30am to 4:30pm

Worcester City Gallery & Museum,
Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT

For more details visit the W-CA website

above the line_web

I’m very pleased to have had ‘Above the line’ selected for this years RWA’s Annual Open exhibition.

‘Above the Line’ is a 26″ x 40″ floating Giclée print, aluminium dibond mounted. It is available as part of an edition of 10.

The exhibition runs from 24 November 2013 – 26 January 2014.

For more details visit the RWA website

I’m so pleased to have been selected to show at this years National Eisteddfod of Wales.  Being born in Wales with a Welsh father but growing up in England means I don’t speak Welsh or have a Welsh accent.  However I feel, and am very proud to be Welsh.

The Eisteddfod runs from 2 – 10 August just outside Denbigh, Denbighshire, North Wales

I am showing three pieces: Up in the air, Heavy Weather II and Haven (see below), which I have not shown before.

haven

haven

Following my show Lost in Transition at the Searchers Gallery in May I am excited to be joining The Searchers group of artists back at the gallery in August for ‘Tumbleweed’; the first in a series of group shows in Bristol the South West & London.

Tumbleweed’
13-28 August 2013
The Searchers Group of Artists

An exhibition of painting, drawing, collage, ceramic, sculpture & photography

Stephen Buckeridge | Dave Morgan-Davies | Tony Eastman | Michael Hayter | Brendan Lancaster | Stuart Low | Joe Tymkow | Alexander Korzer-Robinson | Maggie Royle | Ruth Piper | Jess Woodrow

Preview: Tuesday 13 August 6-9pm

Tumbleweed v2

 

The Searchers contemporary ‘One Year Gallery Project’ was opened in Bristol by practicing artist and exhibition maker Ruth Piper in September 2012. The gallery program focus’s on a rich seam of contemporary art in all its forms, providing a commercial venue with curated shows including artists from Bristol and London; in particular those whose work side steps fashion and conveys a deeply felt personal engagement with their materials and subject matter.

It was John Ford’s classic western ‘The Searchers’ that inspired the title for the gallery. Obsessive and curious by nature artists travel alone, searching through unfamiliar territory, hoping for fresh insights & new configurations.

My proposal for GLOW is one of ten projects shortlisted by the Bristol Festival of Ideas for the Temple Meads Gateway.

By wrapping a disused building in white and including a printed representation of the Bristol skyline, GLOW will provide daytime visitors with an intriguing and welcoming image. As dusk falls the building will be illuminated from within by a pulsating orange glow. This will evoke the sun setting in the West, and provide evening visitors with the transformed image of the backlit Bristol skyline.

Below is a short film showing a visualisation of how GLOW might look:

GLOW from Dave Morgan-Davies on Vimeo.

Here’s a short film which documents the show with a soundtrack by the Lund Quartet:

 

The solo exhibition ‘Lost in Transition’ at the Searchers Contemporary in Bristol represented a distillation of a thousand images of land and sea taken during a recent residency at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall. Through photography and film the exhibition explores the relationship between the land, sea and sky, specifically the transitions between those three elements.
DMD Searchers contemporary invite

 

Dave Morgan-Davies at the Grant Bradley Galery

new-clear vision
Giclee print on aluminium, 66cm x 102cm

bless the weather i, ii, iii
Floating acrylic Giclee prints, framed
28cm x 28cm

DMD’ 2013

 

F-Number showcases the work of photographers Alec Jackson, Charles Emerson, Dave Morgan-Davies, Emile Roberts, Nige’ Ollis, Marten Rostel, Michael Reeves, Milo Newman and Rachel Sokal.  All are engaged in the most creative applications of the medium. F-Number aims to show a diverse spectrum of work, from instant candid moments to detailed, intricately arranged compositions.

 

F-Number

9th – 30th March 2013

Private view – Friday 8th March at 6pm

The Grant Bradley Gallery
1 St Peters Court
Bedminster Parade
Bristol BS3 4AQ
0117 9637 673

 

I’m just about to head off to the most westerly dwelling in the UK for a short residency.  My work is really about being immersed in the landscape, this’ll certainly be the case at Cape Cornwall.  The studio is right on the cliffs and the weather at the beginning of March quite raw.  My working title is ‘lost in transition’, that’s the transition between the land and the sea and the sea and the sky.  The plan is to photograph and film every day to create a body of work that will be the basis of a solo show in May.




 

 

 

 

I finally have a new camera. It’s a Canon 7D, which is the best I can get without changing my lenses. Having spent yesterday on the Gower in Wales (one of my favourite places), I think we’re going to be very happy together. Here’s one of the pics from yesterdays outing.

Here’s a link to a short film that documents the exhibition: What you see is what you see. plus some still images and thoughts left by visitors to the exhibition.


‘dividing line 2012’

Animated image / DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 


‘sandset i & ii’

Giclee prints, aluminium mounted, 18″ x 12″

 

 

 

‘A beautiful exhibition, clean pure and spare’ …



‘inner glow i & ii’

Giclee prints, block mounted
30″ x 20″

 

 

 

 

 


‘heavy weather i, ii, iii, iv’
Giclee prints, aluminium mounted, 18″ x 12″

 

 

 

 


‘Love the darkness’….


‘another world i, ii & iii’
Floating acrylic Giclee prints, framed 16″ x 16″

 

 

 

 


 

‘through the’, ‘living space’
Giclee prints, aluminium mounted 30″ x 20″

leaf light i’
Floating acrylic Giclee print, framed 30″ x 20″

‘Excellent inspiring work.  Great food for thought’….

 

‘into the trees i & ii’
Giclee prints, aluminium mounted
40″ x 26″

‘we’ve landed’, ‘point of view’
Giclee prints, aluminium mounted
26″ x 20″

‘Pushing a new way to perceive landscape’

 

 

‘sea farm’
Projected Lightjet FujiClear print

 

‘Impressive, original and atmospheric’….

 

 

‘city rising i’, ‘lakeland light’, ‘up in the air’
Giclee prints, aluminium mounted, 40″ x 26″

 

 

‘A moving show’….      ‘Flawlessly executed’….

 

What you see is what you see‘ – a solo exhibition of ‘quiet photography’ for the Bristol Photography Festival curated by Louise Copping.

Thursday 17th May to Sunday 27th May 2012

BV Studios
37 Philip Street
Bedminster
Bristol BS3 4EA