TM Davy


pastel and gouache on paper
14 x 11 inches

Every show I make is a personal meditation on love and life. The intimacies of my oil paintings have often developed through an intentional layering of time in my studio and home in Bushwick. But summer has a different feeling of time for me, not more or less intimate. Easier, perhaps, in the way that life and friendships flow more naturally and quickly across a beach and to a sunset. I found a way of making while I sit freely in the happening of that time and place, so the summer and the work could become one experience. – TM Davy

Drawn directly from his personal life, TM Davy’s work conveys a uniquely queer intimacy and sensitivity. A summer 2019 series of paintings and drawings depicts friends at the Pines in Fire Island and were made en plein air on 14”x11” sheets of paper. Their scale and the immediacy of their creation contributes to the tender subject matter. Here, Casey in The Pool depicts the quiet sensuality of a partially submerged man – artist and musician Casey Spooner – moving through the water. Davy’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including No Soul for Sale, curated by Maurizio Cattelan and Cecilia Alemani, at Tate Modern, London.