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Davey studied at Goldsmith's College of Art and had his first solo show in 1987. His sculptures of the late 1980s and early 1990s carried resonances of enlarged domestic or industrial objects, and were, as a result, oddly familiar in form. Davey also explored in his work the relationship between two similar elements which are paired to form a single sculpture, and many of these sculptures show his continuing preoccupation with the geometry of the circle. 'Two Rules Pair' is one of the largest sculptures Davey has made and one of several in which the steel surface is treated with acid to produce a streaked effect.

August 2004