Gerwyn Davies is a photographic artist and costume maker whose work has been exhibited in Brisbane, Sydney and Berlin. He has taught at the University of New South Wales and the Queensland College of Art. He is represented by Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane and Michael Reid Gallery Sydney/ Berlin.
Cloak and swagger
GR OnlineThere is a tension that I am trying to provoke – a back-and-forth between invitation and denial, visibility and invisibility, surface and depth – that arises in various ways throughout the work. It is in the presentation of the figure and its ‘lingering traces’, the cloak of costumes with their vibrant materiality, the seductively polished yet impenetrable terrain of the images.