Dale Wilson // Dylan Shields

An exhibition of works by artists Dale Wilson and Dylan Shields.

The Peckham Pelican, 92 Peckham Road, London, SE15 5PY

Private View: 10 April 18:00 
SLAM Friday: 25 April 18:00


Dylan Shields was born in Brighton UK. He travelled extensively, working, absorbing other people and cultures, before returning to the UK to study Fine Art at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Whilst at University he was invited to enter, and consequently won the competition to design the Dutch 2 Euro Erasmus Commemorative coin, 2011. Dylan now lives and works in London. Dylan is an artist predominantly focused on sculpture, investigating the relationship between traditional, narrative painting and contemporary materials. He explores the relationship between art history and its context in modern society, highlighting the forgotten narratives of old masters. He uses re-cycled cardboard and parcel tape to produce work that is at once familiar but dramatised by its original use of form and perspective. 


Dale Wilson’s work explores tensions between the obsolete and the reclaimable, the digital and the analogue, the machine-made and the man-made. Strands of audiotape are arranged, overlaid and applied to wooden boards in industrial and decorative motifs, evoking the look of machine printed vinyl sheets. This machine-made aesthetic is at odds with the steady and meticulous labour used to produce the work, just as the limited duration of the audio contained on the surface undermines the work’s inherent production time. Here, 30 or 60-minute compositions reduce personal and evocative material such as audio recordings into a mere surface or skin, recording repetitive human labour or mark making. This practice plays with notions of labour, production, and how one quantifies and values one’s time.

Duration 10 April 2014 - 28 April 2014
Times Mon: 1100 - 1600 Tue - Sat: 1100 - 2300 Sun: 1200 - 2200
Cost Free
Venue The Peckham Pelican
Address 92 Peckham Road London SE15 5PY, ,
Contact +44 20 7701 0225 / events@thepeckhampelican.co.uk / www.thepeckhampelican.co.uk/

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