The Victoria Miro Gallery has announced that it will be presenting David Harrison’s third solo exhibition at the gallery from the 14th November to the 18th December.

Titled Flowers of Evil , the exhibition is filled with a selection of work that presents a highly populated and fully realised universe, where the supernatural pull of the natural world is intertwined with a sense of modern civilisation’s insensitivities.

Foxglove, Belladonna and Wolfsbane fairies are among the female characters at the heart of Harrison’s work. The artist’s exuberantly unsafe flowers epitomise the increasing threat of danger that has crept into an increasingly uneasy modern society.

Born in 1954, David Harrison lives and works in London. His work has been exhibited at venues such as The Whitechapel Gallery, the Bloomberg Space and the Daniel Reich Gallery in New York.

His latest work will not only refuse the limitations of contemporary logic but also physical laws such as scale, time and space. The mood of his paintings can sometimes be portentous such as the scenes depicted in the series Love Never Means Having to Say You’re Ugly. But viewers can find solace found in the fertility of the natural world, whether it is coded in tiny DNA structures visible in a pool of signs as in Flowers of Evil, Enchanter’s Nightshade or overtly declared as in his 2013 work You Can’t Kill Me. 

David Harrison’s exhibition Flowers of Evil is on display for the public to see at the Victoria Miro gallery from the 14th November until the 18th December. To visit the exhibition go to 16 Wharf Road, London N17RW. 


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