LUX and LUX Scotland present Kate Davis, Charity

17 September — 28 October 2017

LUX, Waterlow Park Centre
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Kate Davis, Sketch for Charity, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.

Opening Sunday 17 September, 2 – 5pmExhibition hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm

LUX and LUX Scotland present a solo exhibition by Kate Davis, featuring her recent Margaret Tait Award film, Charity (2017), alongside related artworks and research materials.

Working across a range of media, including film and video, drawing, printmaking, installation and bookworks, Davis questions how historical narratives are produced and perpetuated. This has often involved probing the aesthetic and political ambiguities of particular artworks and specific historical moments from a contemporary feminist perspective.

Commissioned by LUX and Glasgow Film Festival in 2016, Charity was inspired by the ways in which the work of film-maker, poet and artist Margaret Tait invites us to contemplate fundamental emotions and everyday activities that are often overlooked. Taking artistic representations of breastfeeding as its focus, the film explores how the essential – but largely invisible and unpaid – processes we employ to care for others could be re-imagined.

Charity is shown alongside related artworks, bookworks, research materials and a selection of films and videos from the LUX and Cinenova collections. A newly commissioned text by art historian and writer Amy Tobin will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.

Kate Davis has also produced a new limited edition print to accompany the exhibition, available to purchase at a special exhibition price of £100 (ex VAT, unframed). For further information or to purchase an edition, visit LUX’s online shop here or call LUX on 020 3141 2960.

The exhibition is presented with LUX Scotland and curated by Nicole Yip, Director of LUX Scotland.

Kate Davis’ film, Charity, was commissioned as part of the 2016 – 17 Margaret Tait Award and received additional support from Outset Scotland.