AboutAll Your Dogs Are Dead
Shona Davies and Dave Monaghan represented OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY at the London Art Fair in January 2013 we are delighted to present their solo show âAll Your Dogs Are Dead' in the gallery this April 2013.
Davies & Monaghan are interested in exploiting the sense of unease generated through distorted perspective and aim to create a sense of disquiet by positioning the viewer as an illicit voyeur, peering at scenes through various manipulated viewpoints and warped perspectives. They create miniature worlds into which are woven some form of narrative, working with animation and 3-D installations.
They are particularly interested in exploring conflicting themes of integrity and betrayal, power and powerlessness, memory and loss, and notions of truth and morality.
Shona Davies is currently based in London, England. Since graduating with First Class Honours from Sir John Cass College of Art, she has been collaborating with Dave Monaghan and has also worked with Keiko Yamazaki and Jon Klein.
Education 2002-2007: BA Honours in Fine Art: First Class Honours
London Metropolitan University Sir John Cass College of Art and Design
Dave Monaghan was born in Liverpool and is also currently based in London , England. Since graduating from Canterbury School of Art and Design in 1981 he has collectively worked with Jon Page and Jon Klein and has been working with Shona Davies since 2007.
Education: 1978-81 Canterbury College of Art BA Fine Art. 1977-78 Liverpool College of Art Foundation Studies.
Collaborative Exhibitions include:
Playing with Shadows: Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk January-March 2013 in collaboration with Jon Klein
Macabre Art, Dark Clouds, Worcester Museum and Art Gallery, December 2012 in collaboration with Jon Klein
The London Open Whitechapel gallery, 4 July - 14 September 2012, in collaboration with Dave Monaghan and Jon Klein
Past + Present ,16 June-15 July 2012, Occupy my Time, Enclave 9, Resolution Way, Deptford, London SE8
Awards:Best Installation Award Persona Art Festival 2011
Visitor's choice at BHVU Winter Open 2011
Peoples' Choice at Drink & Dial Show 2010
Owen Rowley Art Prize: Joint First prize winner: Summer 2007 and Sir John Cass Purchase Prize 2007
OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY has worked on previous curatorial projects with Shona Davies and Dave Monaghan including Cupboard Love, Greenwich Foot Tunnel 2009, and Police And Thieves The Old Police Station New Cross 2010. Although OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY does not represent artists we consider it important to establish strong working relationships and aims to present an number of developing ideas and shows with selected artists throughout its programming over the coming period.
Further Details Please Contact Sue Cohen Director: email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07931 536327 Gallery: 0208 3202253
OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY Enclave 9 Resolution Way SE8 4AL
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