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Brett Davis MRBS, SSC

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Sculptor Brett Davis MRBS, SSC
Brett Davis

About Brett Davis

For over 25 years, Brett Davis has worked in all facets of bronze sculpture, from welding, fabricating, chasing and fountain design. He has studied and created historical and specialized patina formulas for bronze and brass; for leading Canadian and International sculptors, galleries and museums. One of his many specialities is performing restoration and architectural features in the private and public sector; of which some can be found in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Charlottetown, PEI and Niagara Falls, Canada

Exhibition History of Brett Davis

2015 – "Classical Forms&Ancient Structures” – Solo Exibition, Canadian Sculpture Centre – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2015 – "Approaches” – Sculptors Society of Canada, John B. Aird Gallery&Canadian Sculpture Centre - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2014 - 86th Anniversary Show - Sculptors Society of Canada,
John B. Aird Gallery&Canadian Sculpture Centre - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013 – "Preservation” - Solo Exhibition - Leonardo Galleries - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2011 - "Preservation" - Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010 - "Critical Mass" - 82nd Anniversary Show – Sculptors Society of Canada, John B. Aird Gallery&Canadian Sculpture Centre - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010 - "Toronto Art Expo” - Represented by Kipling Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2009 - "Ancient Future” - Leonardo Galleries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2009 - "Maple Leafs in Dwingeloo” - Holland, Netherlands
2009 - "Toronto Art Expo” - Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
2008 - "Toronto Art Expo" - Metro Convention Center, Toronto, Canada
2007 - "Montreal Expo Art Festival - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2006 - "2008 - Beijing Olympic Landscape Sculpture Theme" - Traveling Exhibition, Beijing, P.R. China
2006 - "First Elaborate Sculpture Exhibition" - Henan Museum, Zhengzhou, P.R.China
2006 - "Cultural Influences" - Solo Exhibition - Gallery 1313 - Toronto, Ontario, Can.
2005 - "Big Rock Garden Sculpture Exhibition" - Big Rock Garden Park- Bellingham, USA
2004 - "Issues of Identity" - The Art House - Westbourne, England
2004 - "Music in Art" - Anchorage Museum of History and Art- Anchorage, Alaska
2004 - "Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition" Blaine, Washington, DC - USA
2003 - "Exhibition of Sculpture" - (International Group Show) - Changchun Museum, Changchun, P.R. China
2000 - "Toronto International Art Fair"- Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2000 - "Stone Age to Bronze Age" - (Dual Show with David Ruben Piqtoukun) Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1999 - "Art Focus/ 99" - (Show with SSC members) BCE Place, Toronto, Ontario
1998 - "70th Anniversary of SSC" - (Show with SSC members) John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1998 - "Contemporary Figurative Works" - (Group Show) Robert Mede Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1998 - "Other Dimensions" - (Show with Dorothy Clarke McClure) Kathelene Gormley McKay Art Centre, Unionville, Ontario, Canada
1997 - "Art by the Lake" - (Group Show with Colour and Form Society) Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

PUBLIC ART and COMPETITIONS:
2009 - "Right on Time" - Ministry of Transportation of Ontario Competition - Located - Go Bus Station, Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
2009 - "Going Home" - Located - Shuangyang International Sculpture Park - Shuangyang, P. R. China
2009 - Winning design for RAVE Arts Award Symbol of Recognition - Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
2008 - 2009 - Kingsbrae Garden Sculpture Competition - "Heron" - Located - St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
2005 - Prince Edward Island Service Memorial Fountain - Competition Canada
2004 - Hue Sculpture Park Vietnam
2004 - Haliburton Sculpture Forest Canada
2003 - King City Public Library Canada
2003 - China Changchun Musuem China
2001 - China Changchun World International Sculpture Park China
2000 - Newmarket Twon Hall Millenium Sculpture canada
1998 - Newmarket Public Library Canada
1995 - Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre Canada

Biography / CV of Brett Davis

Brett Davis was born in Toronto Ontario in Canada in 1957. He graduated with honours from Toronto`s Central Technical School Special Fine Art Program in 1981 where he majored in sculpture, and was the recipient of the K.A. Griffith Award and the Peter Haworth Award for Meritorious Achievement. He is a member of The Sculptors Society of Canada and The Royal British Society of Sculptors. Brett has created custom and commission based cast bronze sculpture for 25 years, working in all facets of non-ferrous metals from welding, fabrication, chasing and fountain design, and has combined other materials into his works such as stained glass and stone. For 25 years, Brett has also studied and created specialized patina formulas for his own works as well as many Canadian and International artists. He teaches chemical patination and conducts workshops at local and international reputation as a bronze artist with numerous public works in Asia, United Kingdom, USA and Canada.

For many years, Brett Davis has worked extensively with many prominent landscaping firms in the public and private sector, integrating garden art, and site specific bronze sculptures and bronze water features into the landscape design.

His figurative sculptures are designed using two different approcahes to the human form. The realistic figurative concepts are based on a 20th century classical style, that are designed as public monuments to immortalize a significant person, family or historic event that have become landmarks in the community and have been key in the promotion of culture and tourism.

The most recent works are based of the female form, integrated with architectural elements that are derivative of ancient Greece, emulating the beauty of women, and presented in a classical or fragmented form. They deal with the social and physiological aspects of cultural and historical change, an integration into another society, a now country, a new life.

Brett Davis`s abstract works project a new Renaissance of art in architecture derived from the ingenuity of ancient civilizations who combined the human form with structural elements, giving birth to a timeless architectural style.

The relationship to space is most significant in his larger scale works. They are conceptualized to be incorporated into new or existing architecture and landscape designs, that harmonize with the environment and its natural surroundings.

He uses bronze as his material of choice for its recognition as a noble metal, and for its longevity, outdoor durability and structural properties it possesses, and the extensive repertoire of patina colours that compliment the form and enhance the descriptive nature of each sculpture

Artist Statement of Brett Davis

Through thousands of years of history, numerous civilizations have built magnificent monuments and sculptures to signify their political, social and religious needs that were created in extraordinary styles.

My sculptures are designed in both a figurative and contemporary architectural style combined with my newest works that replicate natural or quarried stone. The architectural works project a new renaissance of art in architecture derived from the ingenuity of our ancestors who combined the human form with structural elements and nature, while the figurative sculptures are based on an 19th century contemporary classical style.

I use bronze as my material of choice for its recognition as a noble metal, and for its longevity, durability and structural properties it possesses, and the extensive repertoire of patina colors.

The relationship to space is most significant in my large scale public works. They are designed to integrate into existing or new architecture or be incorporated into landscape designs, that harmonize with the environment and its natural surroundings through color, texture, size and form. Other works are created to symbolize the essence of a community, or made to immortalize a particular person, family or historic event that have become landmarks.

My work projects feelings of optimism, peace and tranquility, with an objective to compliment architectural designs and settings, and beautify parks and gardens.

Awards and Prizes of Brett Davis

2010 - "Toronto Art Expo" - Represented by Kipling Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2009 - "Ancient Future" - Leonardo Galleries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2009 - "Maple Leafs in Dwingeloo" - Holland, Netherlands
2009 - "Toronto Art Expo" - Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
2009 - Award winner, "Heron", Kingsbrae Garden Sculpture
Competition, Canada
2005 - Ontario Heritage Achievement Award
1998 - Award Winner Colour and Form Society Mississauga, Ontario
1997 - Award Winner, Juried Mill Pond Gallery Show, Richmond Hill, Ontario
1981 - Peter Haworth Award for Meritorious Achievement, Central Technical School Toronto
1981 - Award Winner, Juried Annual Aurora Art Show, Aurora, Ontario
1980 - KA Griffith Award, Central Technical School

Symposiums

2001 - Changchun International Sculpture Symposium, China
2004 - 3rd International Sculpture Symposium, Vietnam
2006 - First Elaborate Sculpture Exhibition and Symposium, China
2009 - 10th Changchun Interinational Sculpture Symposium, China

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Brett Davis

Acquisitions
2009 - Ministry of Transporation of Ontario, go Bus
Station, Canada
2009 - Shuangyang International Sculpture Park,
Shuangyang, P R China
2009 - Winning design for RAVE Arts Award Symbol of
Recognition, Canada
2008 - 2009 - Kingsrae Garden Sculpture Competition
St. Andrews, Canada
The Robert Mede Gallery, Canada
Art Works, Canada
Ethel Curry Gallery, Canada
Bremner Fin Art, Canada

HONORS
2001 - Resident Artist, Holland Landing Public School
2003 - International Sculpture Conference
2003 - Two televised interviews with Changchun Television
2004 - Member of Royal British Society of Sculptors
2004 - Video, The Creation of a Sculpture
2004 - Televised Interview with VTV, Vietnam
2005 - Televised Interview with VR News, Canada
2005 - Appearance on Room to Grow, Garden Sculpture
2005 - Televised Interview with Dalian TV, China
2005 - Part of advisory committee for creation of sculpture program at Haliburton School of Art
2006 - First Elaborate Sculpture Exhibition, China
2006 - Touring Exhibition,
2007 - Short listed - G.R. Cress Bird Bath Competition - Redwood, California, USA
2008 - Beijing Olympic Landscape Sculpture Theme
2011 - 3 sculptures purchased for permanent collection - Columbus Centre - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Public Works of Brett Davis

2011 - "Tylee`s Angel" - Located Old Mill Cemetery - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2009 - "Water Harp" - Located - Carrick Fergus, Belfast Ireland
2006 - 2007 - "Buxton Liberty Bell" - Commissioned by Buxton National Historical Site and Museum - Located - Buxton, Ontario, Canada - Commemorated at Queens Park Legislative Building, Toronto-Feb.14/ `07
2004 - Governor Generals Horse Guard at Denison Armouries, Toronto, Canada
2003 - Lloydtown Rebel, Commissioned by Lloydtown Rebellion Association, Canada
2003 - Citizen of the Year Award, in Lobby of Newmarket Twon hall, Canada
1999 - The Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Award, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Canada
1996 - Two Angels, Pine Hills Cemetery, Canada
1995 - The Lester B. Pearson Award, National Hockey League Players Association at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Canada
1993 - The Fallen Policeman at Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, Canada

Qualifications / Education of Brett Davis

1978 - 1981 Graduated with Honours from Central Technical School 3 Year Special Art Program. Specialized in sculpture.
1981 - 1983 Central Technical School - Bronze Casting Course

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Brett Davis

BIBLIOGRAPHY :

2001 - China Chungchun International Sculpture Symposium - Collection of Works
2003 - Two televised interviews with Changchun Television - Changchun, P.R.China
2004 - Video - The creation of a Sculpture - "The Rebel Returns” -by Christopher Rowley
2004 - Hue Vietnam - 3rd International Sculpture Symposium
2004 - Televised Interview with VTV (Vietnam Television) - Hue, Vietnam
2005 - Televised Interview with VR News Television - Barrie, Ontario, Canada
2005 - Televised Interview with Dalian TV at Dalian East West Gallery - Dalian, P.R.China
2005 - Appearance on "Room to Grow” with Carson Arthur - Garden Sculpture - Aug. 28, 2005
2005 - Home&Décor Magazine - Garden Sculpture
2006 - Water Garden News - Garden Statuary (American Magazine)
2006 - Garden Great Rooms - by Lorraine Mennen - Pathways to Perrenials
2007 - Homemakers Magazine - Special Feature on Ponds
2009 - 10th China Changchung (Shuanyang) International Sculpture Symposium
2012 - Urban Sculpture - Published in Changchun, P. R. China

Teaching Experience

1988 - 1995 - (Painting&Drawing) - Evening Course - Central Technical School - Toronto, Ontario
2001 - (Art Welding) - Evening Course - Central Technical School - Toronto, Ontario
2003- (Workshop) - Patinas on Cementisious&Gypsum based Materials -City Sculpture School- Toronto
2005 - (Workshop) - Patinas on Bronze&Brass- Dalian Jinhe Bronze Works Art Foundry- P.R. China
2006 - Sculpture - Haliburton School of the Arts- Sir Sandford Fleming College - Haliburton, Ontario
2010 - (Workshop) - Patinas applied to Conservation on Non-Ferrous metals - Canadian Conservation Institute

Price Range of Work

Brett Davis's work has a price range from £834 to £20,000

Mediums utilised

Brett Davis's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Brett Davis's work is found in the following categories on site:
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (9)
Poolside Sculptures (6)
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades (4)
Wild Bird Sculptures (4)
Water Birds / Water Fowl / Seabirds / Waders (4)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (3)
Torsos Chests Females / Women / Girls / Damsels Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues (3)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures (2)
Peace Sculptures or Statues or statuettes (2)
Stylised Birds Sculptures / Statues / statuary / ornaments figurines / statuettes (2)
Game Birds including Pheasant Capercaillie Partridge Black Cock Ptarmigan Grouse Snipe Duck Geese Woodcock (2)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (2)
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues (2)
Mythical Sculptures (2)
Stylized People Sculptures (2)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (2)
Objects of desire Sculptures
Reptiles Sculptures and Amphibian Sculptures
Kinetic or Mobile Sculpture or Statue
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes
Stylized Animals Sculptures
Musician and Musical Sculptures
Public Art Sculpture
Column Pillar Columnar Stele sculpture statue statuary
Christian Church Sculptures, Carvings Bas Reliefs Stained Glass and Statues
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Animal Birds Fish Busts or Heads or Masks or Trophies For Sale or Commission
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Stringed Instruments Composers and Musicians Realistic and Abstract Sculptures Statues statuettes
Big Large Birds Sculptures Statues
Gods or Goddess, or Deity Sculptures
Human Figurative Sculptures
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