Rick Amor / Philip Davey
Mar Thu,11 2021 10:00 am–Mar Mon,29 2021 5:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Mar 11 – 29, 2021
Preview evening: Wed, Mar 10 from 4 – 6 pm (RSVP via 03 4202 0942 / email@example.com)
Official opening: Sun Mar 14, 3 pm – 5 pm, 20211
Rick Amor and Philip Davey both share a love of plein air painting; both artists take a bold approach to composition, and there is an obvious confidence in the technique of both artists. However, a closer inspection of their broad bodies of work invites a far more complex appraisal of their decades of drawings, paintings, ceramics and sculptures. The brooding and the urban prevail in Amor’s work, with pieces that are often characterised by a sense of tension and mystery; darkness and disquiet. Davey’s work on the other hand tends to be brighter; lighter; less introverted.
In a carefully curated exhibition, Queenscliff Gallery brings together these two artists in a way that counterpoints their differences, whilst also celebrating their skill, finesse and friendship.
Frankston born, Melbourne based artist Rick Amor has worked in London, New York and Barcelona. Over his forty-five year career as an artist, Amor’s work has been shown in over sixty solo exhibitions and over one hundred group shows. In 2007 he was the recipient of the prestigious McClelland Award for Sculpture. His work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery and numerous state gallery, regional gallery and university collections throughout Australia.
Philip Davey is an English born painter, ceramicist, draughtsman and printmaker known largely for his “figurative narrative works, often inspired by Australian classic texts”. His work is held by the British Museum print room, Artbank, Sydney, the State Library of Victoria and several regional collections. He currently lives in Melbourne.