Energy Lines: Fabienne Verdier
Ian Davenport: Signal
28 February – 19 May 2023
Custot Gallery Dubai, in collaboration with Christie’s Middle East, is delighted to present the first major solo exhibition of French artist Fabienne Verdier in the region. Energy Lines marks a new direction for Verdier, characterized by a long study of wavelengths of the colours of the rainbow and the memory of lines in nature.
First shown at Christie’s Middle East in Dubai, DIFC from the 9th of February as part of a private selling exhibition, before making its way to Custot Gallery Dubai on the 23rd of February, Energy Lines marks the first collaboration of its kind between the gallery and the auction house, joining forces to bring a leading contemporary artist to the region.
Comprising of 15 new works varying from monumental to smaller scale, the exhibition brings together vividly nuanced backgrounds and expressive lines recalling the forms of horizons, encountered and imagined.
Custot Gallery Dubai is delighted to present Signal, the second solo show of British contemporary artist Ian Davenport at the gallery. A selection of 12 new works plunges the viewer in an adventure across colours. Hundreds of vibrant hues and nuances form these studies of expressive colour interactions.
Signal is the first exhibition that Ian Davenport has dedicated to his works on paper. Whilst many of Davenport’s works usually feature lines of colour poured sequentially from left to right or vice versa, these works provide something more percussive and compositionally spontaneous. When lockdown restrictions were introduced in many countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, Davenport realised that this would be the perfect opportunity to focus on a different series of works which allowed for his practice to be in done isolated in his London studio. His paintings ordinarily require the help of studio technicians, however the works on paper were lighter, enabling him to maneuver them easily on his