Pulp: Works on Paper
February 12 – March 6, 2005
Mark Dean Veca
Lonsdale Gallery presents Pulp, an exciting show with a New York flavour that explores the works of six internationally acclaimed artists. Each artist uses paper to produce uncommon and striking visual delights. Pulp is fresh, Pulp is juicy, Pulp is concentrated fun. Artist featured are as follows:
Ray Caesar is haunted by his past occupation, working alongside a forensic photographer for abused children at The Hospital for Sick Children. His works are a therapeutic expression derived from his dreams – exploring the frailty of the unwell in a surprisingly vibrant and surreal manner. These unsettling images are sculpted using a 3D modeling software and painstakingly reworked to incorporate posture, texture, an inner structure of a skeleton, light and more.
Dalek, whose blowout shows in Paris and London featured toy art and drawings, is exhibiting his most recent works. Pulp showcases his ‘self portraits’, a series of infamous drawings depicting an alias in the form of a robotic monkey.
Mark Dean Veca uses wild paint and inspiration stemming from 19th century textiles, wallpapers and images relating to popular culture. The combination of mathematical logic and gleeful colour strokes are unexpected glitches of delight. In Pulp he exhibits “No Quarter” inspired by Led Zeppelin’s classic of the same name.
Daniel Heimbinder features ink and watercolour drawings, depicting a world of original non-appropriated characters. Many of his works reflect upon society and are exaggerated, deformed and surreal.
Ryan McGinness continually develops a unique language that departs from the ‘norm’. THrough the use of pictograms and other manifested images, McGinness reinterprets iconography for the audience to decipher and develop a story. Formulating a language of his own yet universally understood, McGinness’ works are candy for the eye.
Dirk Westphal is a diverse artist, exploring objects and images that are typically under appreciated. Pulp showcases his “teched out hyper-photos” – goldfish and salt-water fish, allowing us to see the beauty in the overlooked.