Annalee Davis is part of re:rural at Haarlem Artspace
Annalee Davis, Sweeping the Fields. Photo credit: Helen Cammock.
BIC artist Annalee Davis is part of Haarlem Artspace’s re:rural - four contemporary artists un-learn and re-imagine the rural.
re:rural presents new and recent sculpture, drawing, sound, video, photography and text works by artists Annalee Davis, Feral Practice, Deirdre O’Mahony and Pauline Woolley.
Ranging from the outer reaches of the skies, to the forgotten practices associated with land use and the surface of the soil, and deep into the earth’s hidden underground networks, each work reflects on the rural, reconstructing meaning and connections.
Annalee Davis works at the intersection of biography and history, focusing on post-plantation economies through a particular landscape on Barbados. Her studio is located on a working dairy farm that once operated as a sugar cane plantation, but now offers a critical context for Davis’ practice. Digging into the soil to mine 17th and 18th-century pottery sherds, and poring over family and public archives, the artist unpacks the multi-layered history of this former plantation to examine its present-day remains.
Davis’ work for Haarlem’s inside and outside spaces presents drawings on plantation ledgers, a specially commissioned sculpture responding to the 18th century origin of the building as an industrial cotton mill, and photographic documentation of an act of remembering and forgetting.
re:rural - four contemporary artists un-learn and re-imagine the rural
until 11 October 2020