catch award-winning artist ellie davies show before 13 may

 

Catch the stunning exhibition ‘Half Light’ by award-winning artist Ellie Davies before it closes next Saturday 13 May!

This is the first time Ellie has exhibited in Ireland and we are absolutely delighted that she accepted our invitation to exhibit right here in the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre.

Based in Southern England, Ellie Davies has been working in UK forests since 2007, making work which explores the complex interrelationship between the landscape and the individual.

The forest represents the confluence of nature and culture, of natural landscape and human activity. Forests are potent symbols in folklore, fairy tale and myth, places of enchantment and magic as well as danger and mystery. They have also come to be associated with psychological states relating to the unconscious.

Against this cultural backdrop, Ellie’s work explores the fabricated nature of landscape by making a variety of temporary and non-invasive interventions in the forest, which place the viewer in the gap between reality and fantasy. She makes and builds using found materials, creates pools of light on the forest floor, uses craft materials such as paint and wool and has also introduced starscapes taken by the Hubble telescope.

The final images are the culmination of these creative interventions. The forest becomes Ellie’s studio, reflecting her personal relationship with the forest and a meditation on universal themes relating to the human psyche and woodland. For this exhibition, our Curator, Desima, has selected works from Ellie’s body of photographic work —The Gloaming (2011), Between the Trees (2014), and Stars (2014).

Ellie is represented by Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California, A.Galerie in Paris, Sophie Maree Gallery in The Netherlands, Brucie Collections in Kiev, Art Gemini in Singapore and Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery in the UK. She was selected Landscape Winner in Photo District News’ The Curator Awards 2016, exhibiting at the Foley Gallery in New York in 2016. Her Stars series was selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 and received The People Choice Award. Her work is held in private collections in the UK, the US, Central and Eastern Europe, South Korea, Hong Kong, Russia and The United Arab Emirates.

She has recently been interviewed for National Geographic, The Guardian, Aesthetica Magazine, The LA Times, Huffington Post amongst many others.

Visit www.elliedavies.co.uk for further information

*We have interactive drawing/art sheets for children located in our galleries, inspired by Ellie’s beautiful work. Everyone welcome!

Some visitor comments so far:

“Elegantly simple. Very enchanting. Another fantastic exhibition for the Roe Valley Arts Centre!”

“Great to see work of this calibre in Northern Ireland.”

“Kids drew pictures for ages in the galleries – inspired!”

“Fantastic exhibition.”

“Dramatic and beautiful.”

“Lovely use of light. I have so many favourites.”

“Amazing. Fantastic display.”

“Absolutely beautiful.”

“Just lovely. Reminds me of ‘Folk of the Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton.”

“Magical.”

 

 

This entry was posted on May 4th, 2017 at 11:23 am

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