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Ian Davenport

Ian Davenport is an artist based in London. His exhibition Horizons is at Dallas Contemporary until March 17, 2019.

Ian Davenport and Jo Melvin on Sol LeWitt

I was attracted to the physical way that Pollock dealt with materials and his balletic, fluid gestures. I liked the performative aspect of his painting, but I did struggle with some of the discourse around his work. I was also looking for something that wasn’t as mystical as Pollock’s approach. I was interested in LeWitt and bought a book on his work. I like the way he described the contents of the work, the way it was made, and what it was made on. I found that straight forward and accessible. The demystification of what art could be about, seemed incredibly liberating.


The Brooklyn Rail

APRIL 2023

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