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BayArt: GORDON DALTON - Quiet Riots - 4 July 2014 to 1 Aug 2014

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4 July 2014 to 1 Aug 2014

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Gordon Dalton, Expensive holes to bury things, 2013
acrylic on canvas, 60x50cm
Photo: Thomas Heming


Artists in this exhibition: Gordon Dalton


GORDON DALTON
QUIET RIOTS


4th July – 1th Aug 2014
Private View 3rd July 6-8pm

QUIET RIOTS: Some Paintings by Gordon Dalton

Gordon Dalton’s paintings have a melancholic humour that questions their seriousness and intentions.

His seemingly offhand approach denies any superficial finesse to reveal a love of awkward imagery, polluted colours and scruffy surfaces.

An anxious contradiction is on show, with the work being self conscious of what it is, its possible failings, yet disregarding any angst by replacing it with a certain nonchalance and arrogance. The paintings have an adolescent quality about them, vulnerable, embarrassed and yet full of rude bravado.

Random objects are stuffed in dark, dusty cupboards; dirty canvases are propped up and held together with sticks and bits and bobs; faded bunting celebrates a long forgotten event and smoggy clouds are belched out across industrial landscapes from Teesside to South Wales to the American Mid West.

The works both attract and repel, daring you to like them, to share in their stuttering, bad grammar. Dalton’s work asks the viewer to look longer and harder at what painting is, and why it continues to fascinate.

A 16-page Riso print fanzine has been produced to coincide with this show and the group show, Strange Business at Syson, Nottingham (26th July – 19th Sept http://sysongallery.com/ ). Printed by PrtScrnPress, Exeter.


BIO
Solo exhibitions include The Idiot Convention, Motorcade FlashParade, Bristol; We Care A Lot, Chapter, Cardiff; Gorilla Lipstick, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles.

Recent group exhibitions include Change at Crewe, The Studio, Llandudno; Painted Thought, Arcade, Cardiff; Without an edge there is no middle, Pluspace, Coventry; Like A Monkey With A Miniature Cymbal, Aid & Abet, Cambridge; Uncle Vern's Dog, Gallery North, Newcastle; National Open, Motorcade Flash Parade, Bristol;
AreWeNotDrawnOnwardToNewEra?, G39, Cardiff; Panopti(con), Bank Art, Los Angeles, USA, Oh show me your love, Galerie Skuc, Llubjiana, Slovenia, This show is ribbed for your pleasure, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, USA, Flourish, Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic, Over & Over, Again & Again, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; Among the living, Milton Keynes; ICA, London; MIMA, Middlesbrough; City Gallery, Leics; Master of the Universe, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff Spectator T, Art Sheffield; Things we lost in the fire, Transition Gallery, London.

Gordon Dalton lives and works in South Wales.


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www.bayart.org.uk
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