Radiant Darkness from the Edge
FOX GALLERIES AND BOARDROOM EXHIBITION
7 August – 1 September 2021
Opening Saturday 7 August, 4-6 pm
Fox Galleries presents a retrospective exhibition of the works of the late Mark Davis, co-curated by Rebecca Agnew and Rhonda Davis, senior curator at the Macquarie University Art Gallery.
“Mark Davis explores the earth as a living entity, steeped in deep time and space. Drawing out its invisible energy forces, the paintings reveal the layering and rhythmic patterns of those movements.
His superb technique, remarkable in manipulation and dexterity makes Davis’ works so compelling, the paintings resonate as living forces.
Philosophy and symbolism underpin the conceptual treatise that Davis’ formulated in the creation of these remarkably rendered paintings. The intense radiance and dynamism Davis captures in mountains, waterways, icebergs and the landscapes he deftly abstracted, burrows deep into our imagination.
Mark’s fascination into “parallel universes” reverberates throughout these luscious paintings. Mark encountered the natural world and humanity in all its rich tapestry, responding with works that are aglow with an everlasting brilliance.”
– Rhonda Davis
1975-79 Diploma of Art, Hornsby TAFE College, NSW
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Bleak Outlook, Fox Galleries, Melbourne
2013 Sound of Colours, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney
2011 Across The Shelf, Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2010 Kenthurst Galleries; Palmer Street Gallery, Sydney
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 On the Edge: Landscapes from the Collection, Macquarie University Art Gallery
2018 Contemporary Gallipoli, Blue Mountains Art and Cultural Centre
2016 Contemporary Gallipoli, Grafton Regional Gallery
2014 Xmas Group Exhibition, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney
2014 Fields of Vision: Art and Astronomy, Macquarie University Art Gallery
RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
2012 Finalist, Hawkesbury Art Prize
1997 Finalist, Willoughby Art Prize
1995 Artist in Residence, Chroma Australia Studios, Melbourne
Chroma Australia; Gainsborough Group Financiers, Sydney; Lend Lease, Macquarie University Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University; Holiday Inn Hotel, Sydney; Jim Cobb Collection and Lowenstein Arts Management.