Post by Signal Gallery on Jan 12, 2009 16:08:17 GMT 1
Images from Dale's new show 'Heart In Darkness' are now on our website. www.signalgallery.com/dalegrimshaw2.htm The opening is on Thursday 15th 6 - 9pm. Please let me know if you'd like to attend - either PM me on here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post by Heavyconsumer on Jan 12, 2009 19:33:09 GMT 1
It's great to see a glimpse of this work. He's an artist who had so much going for his paintings at the show he did last year, yet he's still challenged himself to do something different, something in a new direction and with new disciplines included. Personally I loved the look of his work last year and that hasn't changed at all with these latest images. I'm not yet 100% decided on which body of work (this show or the last one) I prefer or feel would better endure the test of time on my wall. But the work looks great and I hope Dale continues to try new things and move forward as an artist, rather than playing it safe and stagnating as I feel many others do, as soon as they find a "profitable formula."
Heavyconsumer I think you have a valid point. A lot of artists do stick to a winning formula once they have found it. I think this stuff is more gothic/darker, with a Parla twist. Think I prefer the new stuff all in all.
I really like these new pieces espeically the EL Toro's use of colour and composition. I applaud any artist that tries to evolve their work by employing new styles and techniques rather than churning out the same thing again and again with minor tweaks because they consistently sell.
Picasso said most artists find their pan and begin to bake cakes all their lives. For me the prospect of being locked into one idea and method fills me with dread, as it seems like artistic death. A zombie state of shuffling through the motions destined to stagnate and become somewhat amorphous like repeating the same word over and over until it soon loses all meaning.
So my hat goes off to Dale for pushing his boundaries and peoples comfort zones with this latest work.
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Was a really good busy evening. Was hoping to take some photos but was too busy chatting to people. Graphotism came though and one of their photographers took loads of photos as they are going to do a piece about the show. I'll see if we can get some from them and post them on here. Art Review also came and will be reviewing the show.
The feedback to me about the show was incredibly positive. It looks amazing!
Thanks to all those who came and gave their support.
We checked the show out last night. Some fantastic images... as you all know Images on a web site give you one thing - images on a wall in a gallery or at home in context are a totally different situation.
Several new directions for Dale - larger imposing at times / intense in others.
If you get the chance people - check this one out.
Caught up with both Dale and Chris - Dale was a true gent - plenty of ideas and total enthusiasm... and Chris keen on giving us a bit of history to boot.
Will be putting some pics of the opening and of the show tomorrow. Dale is working on a big piece on the wall (formerly painted superbly by Replete) just outside the gallery. Should be finished tomorrow. Pic of that too.
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Jun 5, 2013 13:52:51 GMT 1
monkeyface: Art Republic recieved some in stock today.
Jun 4, 2013 18:44:42 GMT 1