Banished from city centres and branded a nuisance, pigeons will become a familiar sight at the Walker Art Gallery during the Biennial, when around 150 brightly coloured birds will adorn the exterior of the gallery. Belonging elevates the very familiar site of pigeons from their everyday urban context; here they are welcome, colourful visitors.
David works in painting, sculpture and collage, often drawing on craft techniques. Madreperlage characteristically includes semi-grotesque theatrical figures as well as elements that veer towards the vocabulary of design. The exhibition is part of The Arts Council Collection Partnerships supported by Christie’s, a new collaboration between the Arts Council Collection and four regional museums to develop a dynamic programme of displays and exhibitions based on loans from the Collection.