WAGON is delighted to announce Jack Davidson: Show and Tell, a showcase of work by Jack Davidson (b.1958, Aberdeen).
Curated by Naoko Mabon. Presented by Peacock Visual Arts as part of W OR M / OPEN programme.
Supported by Aberdeen City Council and Robert Gordon University.
After graduating from Gray’s School of Art in 1981, Davidson moved to London. He lived in New York for 15 years before he moved to Barcelona, where he has been based since 2001. He has exhibited extensively in the US and Europe, but never in his home town and country – Aberdeen, Scotland. This project therefore marks the first occasion for Davidson’s work to be introduced in his homeland – and for Aberdeen to showcase a local creative talent who has carved his career and made his mark in an international overseas context.
For the showcase, a small group of selected pieces will be installed in the space of The W OR M. For the related event, Davidson will be in conversation with the curator Naoko Mabon and Keith Grant, Head of Painting Department of Gray’ School of Art. The talk will focus on themes related to Davidson’s career path; comparing Aberdeen’s art scene in the 70-80s to the present day; discovering how one Aberdeen artist ‘made it’ on the international art scene; and considering the role of ‘nation’ in contemporary society and what this may mean for artists – especially Catalonia, Scotland and the European Union.
To coincide with his show at The W OR M, Davidson will give a lecture and conduct studio-visits/tutorial sessions with young artists at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University.
Title: Jack Davidson: Show and Tell
Date: 6 February – 17 February 2018
Venue: The W OR M, 11 Castle Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BQ Scotland
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Jack Davidson in conversation with Keith Grant and Naoko Mabon
Saturday 17 February 2018, 3-4pm
Free, all welcome. Please book your place here.
Guests @ Gray’s lecture by Jack Davidson
Friday 16 February 2018, 1-2pm
Lecture Theatre SB42
Aberdeen City Council
Robert Gordon University
Tat Art Barcelona