London Art Fair, January 2017
Showing the work of David Watkins and Victoria Burge at the London Art Fair, curated by Joanna Bryant and Julian Page.
Curating a dialogue between Victoria Burge and David Watkins. Both artists reference infrastructure, networks and geographies to create new imagined terrains and abstracted topographies. Whereas Burge is interested in the space between spaces (presence within absence), Watkins considers our continual realignment within increasingly complex and diverse communities. Both artists use drawing as the central medium in their practice, translating additionally into printmaking for Burge and linear sculpture for Watkins. This is the first time the two artists have been shown together.
Our project at the London Art Fair includes works on paper by both artists, displayed on the walls of our booth, and a large 3D installation by Watkins.
Victoria Burge (b 1976, American) has an upcoming solo exhibition at The Print Center, Philadelphia, 2016 and an upcoming solo show at the Plant House, New York, 2017. In 2015, she was included in the group show The Avant-garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and it’s Legacy, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.
David Watkins (b 1972, British) has had solo shows at the Arts Council funded galleries Firstsite (a Plus Tate partner gallery) and Focal Point Gallery. He has been included in a number of selected group shows: neo:art prize 2015, Griffin Gallery Open, 2015 and ING Discerning Eye (Bursary Prize), 2013 and has recently undertaken a residency in Senegal.
London Art Fair is the UK’s premier Modern British and contemporary art fair. The 29th edition of the Fair returns to Islington from 18-22 January 2017, featuring over one hundred carefully selected galleries from the UK and overseas. Museum quality Modern British art is presented alongside contemporary work from today’s leading artists, covering the period from the early 20th century to the present day.