10am to 5pm (closes 3pm on final day)
The 25 years Dan Davidson spent teaching at Exeter College of Art has had a profound influence on the way he paints.
Empathising with each student’s way of experiencing the world and enabling them to find a visual form to interpret it meant that he witnessed the variety of solutions which could be produced from the same starting point.
"Continually challenged my previous assumptions about developing a personal and consistent language. I began to accept that certain subjects required solutions that cut across my habitual way of working. To draw out the characteristics which caught my attention I had to find entirely new pictorial structures each time."
This Retrospective does not lend itself to chronological order. It may even appear to be the work of a number of different artists, a result of wilfully subjecting himself to many different styles and influences throughout his painting life. Dan’s work documents daily life and scenes of his home town of Teignmouth as well as the many movements and theories of painting that have emerged throughout his long career.