17 July 2017
Nudes Never Wear Glasses
Stills, Centre for Photography, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh
Exhibition running from July 28 – October 8
Private View Thursday July 27, from 4.30 – 6.30pm
Exhibition Talk: Friday 28 July, 1pm book here
Nudes Never Wear Glasses is Kate Davis’ first solo exhibition in Edinburgh and has been created especially for the context of Stills. Bringing together a new photographic series with drawings and recent moving image works, Nudes Never Wear Glasses includes the first gallery presentation of her Margaret Tait Award film Charity (2017).
The works in Nudes Never Wear Glasses are displayed on three temporary, purpose-built brick walls. Whilst evoking familiar domestic and institutional boundaries, the brick walls also act as a metaphor for the histories which are shaped and hardened within and beyond those boundaries. Davis’s practice persistently contests the notion of a ‘hard history’; institutional walls are acknowledged here in order to claim the past as a critical and ongoing process of revisioning.
A limited edition silver gelatin print by Kate Davis will be available for sale.