All Flesh is Grass is a document about the power of landscape and art to sustain, emphasising the physical ' soil, water, vegetation; and the emotional ' joy, fear, sadness. All flesh is grass.
The exhibition consists of drawings from both Grenville and John, a photography piece of the Olympic Park, and Grenville's sculptures. The sculptures are from his solo exhibition Little Emperor, part of Canary Wharf's ongoing 'Sculpture in the Workplace' series. John's drawings are diagrams which have critical meaning, capturing the importance of delivering a vision. In this context the drawing takes on a different meaning.
John Hopkins DipLA MLA ASLA FLI is a landscape architect, urban designer and environmental planner. Hopkins was a partner in LDA Design, a broadly based environmental planning, urban design and landscape architecture practice, until March 2007. In addition to the United Kingdom, he has practiced in Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, and the United States. He is currently Project Sponsor for the Olympic Parklands and Public Realm at the Olympic Delivery Authority.
Grenville Davey is an artist and sculptor; he was born in Lauceston, Cornwall in 1961. He is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of East London. Davey studied at Exeter College of Art and Design until 1982 and he graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1985. Davey won the Turner Prize in 1992 for the continuing development of his sculpture as seen in shows held at Kunsthalle, Bern and Kunstverin, Dusseldorf. He was awarded the title of visiting Professor at the University of East London in 1997 and an Honorary Fellowship in Fine Art by the Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2005.