Thursday, May 5, 2016

Kansas City






Details from a couple of shows we participated in during NCECA, Legacy of an Icon- Ken Ferguson at Haw Contemporary, and Something You've Never Done Before at Arts KC
Of course you can fine more images and work on the Future Retrieval website and Blog, and at katiesnewwork and instagram @guymdavis

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jingdezhen China - 2015





The life forms are part of a larger project, I guess everything is. It was interesting to focus and experiment on glazes beyond the perfection of the Jingdezhen traditional palette. Of course the metallic PVD surface has to come into play for the future.

                    We also finally had a chance to work with the flutist monkey. Its pretty complicated



I am completely obsessed with collecting Chinese antiques and seek every opportunity to bask in these rich objects of time and culture. -Sung Dynasty soldier bottles and funerary urn, Late Ming blue and white shard.  

Vessel Cult




Vessel Cult- a collaborative making vision and intense studio session between Katie Parker, Amanda Valdez, and myself. We collectively brought our interests and aesthetics together.

Friday, September 4, 2015

material


                                                                             material

Monday, July 13, 2015

the outlook



the outlook is good at

Saturday, July 4, 2015

from the collection


A Song / Yuan Dyansty ( 12th-13th C.) dragon head found at the ghost market in Jingdezhen China with some fine sculpting to say the least.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Forest, and the future primeval







21C Durham

White Light Bears- a permanent project for the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, NC. Porcelain bear head and neon pendent lights with cut paper flower bunting. more at Future Retrieval

Saturday, April 18, 2015

wood fired

not particularly designed for this but the wood ash reduction fired ones have some potential

Grand Theft at the Carnegie a photofocus project from this last fall


Grand Theft: Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis
Grand Theft by Guy Michael Davis & Katie Parker is a 2-part installation utilizing the common/public spaces within The Carnegie. Both parts of this installation take photography as the fundamental tool that is used to create objects, even though a traditional “photograph” is not present in the final product.

epic adventure


                                                                futuristic landscapes

burden of dreams




curves






Building curves for scenics and dioramas.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fat Plant



New models, hand carved plaster succulent form and larger 3-d print of the Tawney Owl. Smaller objects are a relief from the massive Future Retrieval projects that have been happening.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

figures


                                                   Continuing to investigate the figure in China as well. Old forms of Deities and Mao that have been tweeked.

treeform future bonsai Jingdezhen 2014


 
several projects cast and ready for finishing
 
finished and ready for packing
hand carved plaster models

Shifting from some big Future Retrieval projects I decided to slow down and hand carve these tree forms from plaster for our residency in Jingdezhen this year. Thinking about production and material as well, one design can be oriented in several ways depending on the trunk/base. The bonsai represents time, labor, attention, and patience; which is in the core of our philosophy. 


PVD

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

mischeif

                                                                 
omen of bad luck made better 

tawny owl taxidermy 3-d scan and print

Monday, September 22, 2014

Former



                               If something happens what do we do? Its all just matter.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

tawny


Artec Eva, waiting on the Spider and a Monkey Flutist. Then things will be better.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

from the collection


This is a  13th-14th century Yuan Dynasty figurine that I found in China. The body was made from a mold while the arms and hands were individually sculpted. The modeling on this one is quite fine in contrast to other examples I looked at.

Monday, August 4, 2014

David




I have been working on some statues and tinkering with iconic sculpture. Here is Michaelangelo's David with something sinister going on. This is a small component of a large sculpture, that will make sense later. 

Bent



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Models



Concept stuff for the current project. Everything begins with drawing and prototypes. These were done earlier this summer at the residency and are becoming a reality. Three artists, some fine materials, and a couple of months later, the future is near. 
See the beginning here at Future Retrieval.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hawks and Rodents







A few of the many projects happening during our time here at Bemis. There is also something big and quite different that will be finished in the next day or so. More  Future Retrieval projects to come.