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Phil Lavery

Phil Lavery
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Drawn to geometry, proportion and light, I see abstraction as a way to explore the hidden stories of things and believe that beauty can be found anywhere – if you look close enough.

The In Praise Of Shadows and other transitional spaces series are interrogations of the interaction of natural light and shadow on the surfaces and geometric shapes found in interiors and in particular, the corridors, stairs and other between spaces of buildings where art is displayed, or made.

In April 2016 I had a heart attack, which strangely, also affected my eyes, leaving me with a very reduced area of focus – a bit like looking at the world through a macro lens. It is this personal experience that is the subject of the In The Broken Places series where I search for beauty in those places, and things that have played, or continue to play, a part in my treatment and recovery.
Upcoming :
2019 : Solo - Barony Art Centre, West Kilbride.

Selected Recent or Current Exhibitions :
2018 : Shutter Hub Open, Old Truman Brewery, London.
2018 : Solo : Exploring The Liminal, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh.
2018 : Current, Tatha Gallery, Newport-On-Tay.
2018 : Abstracts, Close Gallery, Edinburgh.
2018 : SSA & VAS Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2018 : Royal Photographic Society Scottish Travelling Exhibition.
2018 : Borders, Group show, Bridewell Theatre Gallery, London.
2017 : Connections, Group show, & Gallery, Edinburgh.
2017 : Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, Glasgow.
2017 : Close Gallery, Edinburgh.
2017 : Art Gemini Prize Finalist Exhibition, Asia House, London.
2017 : Shutter Hub Open, Retina Festival, Edinburgh.
2017 : Royal Photographic Society Scottish Travelling Exhibition.
2016 : Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, Glasgow.
2016 : Art Gemini Prize Finalist Exhibition, Asia House, London.
2016 : Bright, Group show, Leeds.
2016 : Royal Scottish Academy Open, Edinburgh.
2016 : Shutter Hub Cambridge Open, Cambridge.
2016 : Der Greif "A Process 2", Krakow Fotofest, Krakow.
2016 : Royal Photographic Society DIG Travelling Exhibition.
2016 : Royal Photographic Society Scottish Travelling Exhibition.

Selected Digital Art Installations & Events :

2011 : On Wrecker’s Ball / All Wrapped Up : Drawing (on) Riverside Exhibition : Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow.
2007 : Maxwell's Equations : Edinburgh Science Festival, Edinburgh.
2007 : 3D VJ : Designers Block, London.
2007 : Made Of Light : Radiance Festival, Glasgow.
2006 : Made Of Light : Earls Court, London.
2005 : Made Of Light : SIA, Berne.
2004 : Made Of Light : RIBA, London.
In The Broken Places #47
  • Phil Lavery
  • In The Broken Places #47
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In The Broken Places #49
  • Phil Lavery
  • In The Broken Places #49
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In The Broken Places #46
  • Phil Lavery
  • In The Broken Places #46
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In The Broken Places #37
  • Phil Lavery
  • In The Broken Places #37
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Transitional Space #7112
  • Phil Lavery
  • Transitional Space #7112
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Transitional Space #7577
  • Phil Lavery
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