Dexter Dalwood


David Risley Gallery is delighted to announce a solo show by the British artist Dexter Dalwood. The show has been selected to provide an overview of his working practice. This exhibition has been curated to the specific context of Copenhagen with recent events in mind.

Dalwood begins by making small collages, often comprising elements of other artists work. Small painted studies are produced from these collages, which together form the basis for the large canvasses. The show will consist of 3 paintings and 5 collages. The collages, some of which are loaned from the artists personal collection, are rarely exhibited and give the viewer an insight into his working method.

Dalwoodʼs imagined versions of historically potent locales are pulled together from his knowledge of art and pop cultural history. Altamont is based on the infamous events during the free rock festival organised by the Rolling Stones in 1969, often regarded as the symbolic death of the 1960ʼs and hippy idealism. This theme runs throughout the show.

Dalwood is a painter who first came to prominence in the late 1990ʼs in London, where he has participated in major shows at ICA, Gagosian Gallery, Saatchi Gallery and TATE.

Dexter Dalwood is represented by Gagosian Gallery, and has an upcoming solo exhibition at their Los Angeles gallery in the Autumn of 2009. A mid career retrospective of his work will also be shown at Tate, St Ives in 2010. … … … ..
Åbning Onsdag 20 Maj, 2009
17.00 – 20.00
20/05/09 – 27/06/09

David Risley Gallery kan med stor glæde præsentere en soloudstilling af den engelske kunstner Dexter Dalwood. Udstillingens værker er udvalgt til at give et indblik i hans arbejdspraksis. Udstillingen er blevet kurateret til den specifikke kontekst, som er København, med tanke på nylige begivenheder.

Dalwood begynder med at lave små collager, der ofte udgøres af dele af andre kunstneres arbejder. På baggrund af collagerne males små studier, der sammen med collagerne danner grundlaget for de store malerier. Udstillingen vil bestå af 3 malerier og fem collager. Collagerne – nogle af dem udlånt fra kunstnerens private samling – bliver sjældent udstillet og giver beskueren et indblik i Dalwoods arbejdsmetode.

Dalwoods fremstillinger af steder med særlig historisk vægt er sammenstykket af hans viden om kunst og popkulturhistorie. Altamont er baseret på de begivenheder, der fandt sted på rockfestivalen som the Rolling Stones organiserede i 1969. Festivalen ses ofte som 1960erne og hippieidealismens symbolske død. Dette er et gennemgående tema i udstillingen.

Dalwood kom frem sidst i 1990erne i London og har været med i store udstillinger på ICA, Gagosian Gallery, Saatchi Gallery og TATE.

Dexter Dalwood er repræsenteret af Gagosian Gallery og har en kommende soloudstilling på deres galleri i Los Angeles i efteråret 2009. En ”midtkarriere” retrospektiv af hans arbejde vil desuden blive vist på Tate, St. Ives i 2010.

David Risley Gallery

Leave a Reply