LUX presents a solo exhibition by Kate Davis featuring her new film, Charity (2017), commissioned as part of the Margaret Tait Award, Scotland’s most prestigious moving image prize for artists. This will be the first gallery presentation of Charity outwith Scotland and the first exhibition of Davis’ work in London since 2012.
Working across a range of media, including film and video, drawing, printmaking, installation and bookworks, Davis questions how historical narratives are produced and perpetuated. This has often involved probing the aesthetic and political ambiguities of particular artworks and specific historical moments from a contemporary feminist perspective.
Commissioned by LUX and Glasgow Film Festival in 2016, Charitywas inspired by the ways in which the work of film-maker, poet and artist Margaret Tait invites the viewer to contemplate fundamental emotions and everyday activities that are often overlooked. Taking artistic representations of breastfeeding as its focus, the film explores how the essential – but largely invisible and unpaid – processes we employ to care for others could be re-imagined.
Charity is shown alongside related artworks, bookworks, research materials and a selection of films and videos from the LUX and Cinenova collections. A newly commissioned text by writer and lecturer Amy Tobin will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.
The exhibition is curated by Nicole Yip, Director of LUX Scotland, and presented with LUX Scotland.
Kate Davis’ film, Charity, was commissioned as part of the 2016–17 Margaret Tait Award and received additional generous support from Outset Scotland.
Opening: Sunday 17th September 2-5pm
Exhibition continues Weds-Sat 12-5pm until 28th October