As a young boy waiting for his dinner to be served, Ballarat-based artist Stephen Davidson would look at a willow pattern dining plate and make up stories in his head about the exotic scene printed on the plate. Decades later this childhood memory is one of the sources of inspiration for a body of work which reflects on metaphor, simile and analogy.
Davidson, who came to Australia from the United States in 1972, has drawn from his own migrant experience and extensive travels to create a significant body of new work in different mediums including prints, drawings and ceramics. He explores new technologies, seeking to go beyond anticipated representations of the world with imaginatively expanded and unexpected interpretations.
Stephen Davidson is a former Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator in art at the Australian Catholic University and has been research fellow at Federation University. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions and is held in public and private collections.
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29 Apr - 06 Aug
10:00am - 5:00pm
Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350