Ms Rose Davey
Rose Davey graduated from MFA Painting course at The Slade School of Fine Art in 2010, after completing joint honours in Fine Art and Art History at The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art in 2007.
Rose is a practicing artist, and has a studio in East London. Recent exhibitions include, Little Patch of Yellow Wall, 2014, curated by Jane Bustin, Lion & Lamb Gallery, London, Tortoise, 2014, WW Gallery, London. Significant Others: Part 2, 2013, Advanced Graphics London, Creekside Open Selected by Ceri Hand, 2013, APT Gallery, London, Assemble, 2012, Liquid Courage Galley, Nassau, Bahamas. Back & Forth – 8 Artist’s from London, 2012, B55 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
Alongside her studio practice Davey also curates and exhibits with artist collective LeandaKateLouise, of which she is a co-founder. LKL’s most recent project 6th Project Show – Off in November this year, included the work of Turner Prize winner Martin Creed, and recent John Moores painting prize winner Rose Wylie. Show – Off invited a seated audience to experience a choreography art works on a lit stage; sold out each night, it was hailed a critical success.
As well as teaching at Richmond, Rose has delivered annual art history lectures to MFA Painting students at the Slade School of Fine Art since 2011, and works with the Islington Youth Offending Service on their Summer Arts Programme.
LeandaKateLouise presents Show-Off, a choreography of artworks.
Saturday 8th November 2014
Sunday 9th November 2014
David Batchelor, Sam Belinfante, Jane Bustin, Martin Creed, Blue Curry, Matthew Darbyshire, Rose Davey, Claire Dorsett, Iain Hales, Tess Jaray, Sam Kennedy, Rory McCartney, Bruce McLean, Zoe Mendelson, Paulina Michnowska, Lisa Milroy, Mali Morris, Rob Phillips, Heino Schmid, Phoebe Unwin, Tessa Whitehead, Vicky Wright, Sarah Kate Wilson, Rose Wylie, Joel Wyllie.
Show-Off aims to mobilise sculptures, paintings, drawings and performances in front of a seated audience, physically bringing a procession of works to directly ‘meet’ the onlookers rather than the viewer activating the work through their own movements in space.
Show-Off is born from a frustration with private views, where artworks often provide a context for socialising, which in turn obstructs the intention of artwork as viewed object.
This exhibition builds upon the legacy of a previous LKL project The Painting Parade, which saw 24 artists parade their paintings through London from Tate Modern to Green Park.
Conjuring ideas of a catwalk, cattle market, debutant ball and auction house, art handlers will carry or direct each work on stage one by one to ‘show them off’. Artworks will be professionally lit and illuminated for a limited time before being carried off stage.
The stage has been conceived and made by Gary Woodley as a design for flexible living, allowing it to be reconfigured in a multitude of ways. Individual plywood units will each be moved, stacked and rotated to present each artwork in varied formations.