The Field, 2018
Cold Fall, 2018
The central gallery space contains these large-scale, sculptural Puddle Paintings, which introduce an element of chance to Davenport's work as the attractive colours pool and curdle on the floor creating beautiful marble effects. These Puddle Paintings need to be exploited and developed further perhaps, to create freestanding sculptures of pure colour in a similar vein to the thickly impastoed painterly sculptural interventions of Glenn Brown (here).
La Cra, Harvest (After Van Gogh) 2018
Mirrored Place, 2017
Grey Olympia (After Manet), 2018
The Harvest Study 2 (After Van Gogh), 2018
Delta, 2018 and Shimmer, 2018
The Splat paintings (top) resemble blooms of flowers, and recall the works of the midcentury American action painters. There is a dizzying sense of movement in the smaller works which seem to ripple and shift within the confines of their backings like undulating currents of colour.
Whirl, 2018 and Flow 2, 2018
Chartwell Park, 2018
Ian Davenport: Colourscapes
until 8th November
11 Cork Street