Drew Beattie and Daniel Davidson
Kellwy, Jeff, Artforum International
By collaborating on 100 small drawings over a one-and-a-half year period, Drew Beattie and Daniel Davidson opened up an odd, quasi-memorial space between them. In that space, over the course of their collaborative enterprise, a kind of notational, childhood presence emerged: a lone, male character who represents an eerie amalgamation of both artists' identities. More a psychic presence or an emotional tone than a drawn figure per se, this character dons various guises. In terms of style, it fluctuates between a Rorschach blot, a kind of adolescent cartoonlike scrawl, and an almost medieval grotesqueness that recalls Pieter Bruegel's drunk and tormented peasants. As for its figural …
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Publication information: Article title: Drew Beattie and Daniel Davidson. Contributors: Kellwy, Jeff - Author. Magazine title: Artforum International. Volume: 32. Issue: 3 Publication date: November 1993. Page number: 111+. © 1999 Artforum International Magazine, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1993 Gale Group.
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