Kate Davis

High Horse

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Year 2023
Medium Mixed media collage on paper
Dimensions 29.5 x 41.5 cm

About the work

‘High Horse’ is a frottage/ collage originally made to be printed as part of a limited edition artists’ book titled ‘Natural History’ which I made in 2023. ‘Natural History’ was commissioned by The Common Guild as part of their ‘anywhere in the universe’ project and uses frottage techniques to explore ‘woman as animal’ idioms. Deborah Levy’s 2021 book ‘Real Estate’, provided inspiration with her reclaiming of the term ‘high horse’ and ‘An Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Dirty Words: Volume One of the Feminist English Dictionary’ (1973) offered further animal metaphors which ‘Natural History’ explores.

Career Highlights

Exhibitions/ awards include: ‘The Time of Our Lives’, Drawing Room, London; ‘Flaw’, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Germany; ‘Nudes Never Wear Glasses’, Stills, Edinburgh; ‘Class Reunion’, MUMOK, Vienna; ‘A Slice Through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings’, Modern Art Oxford; The Margaret Tait Award 2016/17; ‘The Unswept Floor’, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, NZ; Smithsonian Artist Fellowship; Camden Arts Centre Artist in Residence; Banff Centre for the Arts Residency; ‘Not Just the Perfect Moments’, Drawing Room, London; ‘Peace at last!’, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; ‘Ranziges Fett’, Galerie Kamm, Berlin; La Galeria de Comercio, Mexico; ‘Your Body is a Battleground Still’, Tate Britain.

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