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David Harker

2001 BA(Hons) Fine Art - University of Hertfordshire

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town, London
2011 Sienna Art Institute, Sienna, Italy
2011 Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town, London
2011 the moment of privacy has passed, Usher gallery, Lincoln
2010 Cafe Gallery Projects, London
2008 Miniatures, Artworks, Newcastle
Poole Drawing Open, Poole
2007 Postcards from the Edge, James Cohan Gallery, New York
Building Centre, London W1
Rowley Gallery, Kensington
Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Merseyside
RBSA Gallery, St.Pauls, Birmingham
2006 Seven Seven Contemporary Art, London
2004 Jerwood Space, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2012 Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town, London
2009 Westbourne Grove Artspace, London
2006 Seven Seven Contemporary Art, London
2004 Clerkenwell Green Association, Clerkenwell

2012 Cill Rialaig Arts Project, County Kerry, Ireland
2009 The Collection Studio, Lincoln
2001 Florence Trust Studios Islington London
2000 University of Granada, Andalucia, Spain

2012 The Eaton Fund
2010 Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Grant, London
2009 Arts Council Grants for the Arts, london
2007 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
2007 Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Trust

Through drawing and painting my current work assesses our experience of landscape and implicitly is an attempt to re examine landscape painting as a genre.

Drawing primarily from an archive of photographs from locations once visited, depictions of peopleless coastal regions, rivers, fields and moorland are examined through the physical process of drawing and painting. Increasingly man made structures are included, opening up an assessment of these interventions in the landscape.

During the selection process, decisions about scale. cropping, colouring and editing are taken to individualise each work and to underscore the fact that although derived from photography the work is drawing and painting.

Inherent in my work is identifying and exploiting the potential for a fusion of painting and drawing or alternatively making the differences clear.

December 2007


Axisweb Dialogue Article February 2008
'David Harker on the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant'

Edited Version of Dialogue Article at Quiet Color Magazine New York August 2008