Shelf Life (Kallisti)
Shelf Life (Kallisti) - by Michael Davies is apt for an advertising billboard as Kallisti means "for the most beautiful" in Greek and the image is of an ancient object of desire - the golden apple of Eris, Goddess of discord. Here it is twinned with a young couple on a switched-on but unused socket.
The photograph captures the moment this grouping came to life for me, when sunlight cut across and plunged the man into the apple's shadow. Michael Davies
Michael Davies' recent work explores the theme of mythological couples using ; The language of Surrealism's "exquisite corpse"; D.I.Y. building materials ; L.E.D. lights; pictograms and interior decoration.
Thursday 29 May 5-7pm Michael Davies, Private View,
Hanging Wall, Harkers, 560 Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle, NE6 2UT
NEWS FROM WAYGOOD
We are launching our Waygood Art Boutique at 31 High Bridge on Wednesday 30th April
as a place to buy contemporary art and artist made gifts.
Waygood Wood is a moveable grove of 30 young trees appearing in Newcastle's public spaces. Observe or enter Waygood Wood to experience enchanted moments created by artists. Look out for Waygood Wood between 17-25 May, as part of the The Late Shows and The Enchanted Moment -
A week of contemporary visual art exhibitions.