My Ghosts sculpture and art exhibition opens at Turner Contemporary

John Davies, Scarecrows in his studio, Photo Turner Contemporary

A new exhibition of sculptures and drawings has opened at Turner Contemporary.

My Ghosts by John Davies, exhibited in the Sunley Gallery and balcony, brings together a new, large-scale tableau alongside a series of scarecrow-like sculptures and recent drawings.

The haunting, figurative sculptures touch on memory, time and the fragility of the body.

Throughout his career, Davies has focused on the human head and figure, using a variety of different media.

Of his early figures, often cast from life and clothed, Davies has said: “I wanted to make a figure, not like a piece of sculpture, more like a person…. I wanted my sculpture to be more like life in the street.”

Davies, born in Cheshire in 1946, is a sculptor, painter and teacher.

He attended Hull and Manchester Colleges of Art and later moved to the Slade, London, before winning a sculpture fellowship at Gloucester College of Art.

Davies’ work varies in medium and scale and he is noted for the fine details in his sculpture.

My Ghosts will be exhibited until February 11.

Turner Contemporary is open Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays 10am-5pm and closed Mondays except public holidays.
Admission to the gallery is free.

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