Tag Archives: Michael Davies


Nothing to do, graphite on pencil, 29.7x21cm, 2017.

13 July – 19 August 2017, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne

Opening hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5pm

Vicennial celebrates twenty years of Vane with an exhibition of work by gallery artists: EC Davies, Michael Davies, Kerstin Drechsel, Jorn Ebner, Mark Joshua Epstein, Nick Fox, Simon Le Ruez, Dodda Maggý, Jock Mooney, Michael Mulvihill, Stephen Palmer, Josué Pellot, Narbi Price, Morten Schelde, Matthew Smith, Alison Unsworth, Barbara Walker, Miranda Whall, Flora Whiteley.


Vane in Berlin: Second Glances

23 July – 3 September 2016. Michaela Helfrich Gallery, Herrfurthstrasse 29, 12049 Berlin, Germany.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 2-8pm

Michael Davies, Nick Fox, Stephen Palmer, Narbi Price, Flora Whiteley

The five artists in ‘Second Glances’ each approach the figurative in art with a unique vision. What they share is a fascination with popular culture; with taking the plethora of imagery and narratives produced by the mass media – often starting with source material that is either printed or photographic – and through the processes of painting and drawing discovering a way of exploring deeply personal concerns, thus creating a sense of purpose and identity from the everyday and things that are often considered ephemeral or are easily ignored. Often it takes a second reading – or glance – to more fully begin to understand the artists’ intentions.