elysium gallery continues with its series of special online artist talks and invites you to a scheduled Zoom event.
Artist Talk: Gordon Dalton
Sep 9, 7:30 PM UK Time
YouTube Recording of the talk coming soon!
Gordon Dalton will discuss some of the influences and themes in his work ahead of his upcoming solo show ‘Dead Reckoning’ at The Auxilary Project Space, Middlesbrough.
Gordon is also one of the artists in the elysium led Beep Painting Prize / Beep Painting Biennial which opens Sat 3rd October.
‘My paintings revel in the celebration of painting, asking the viewer to look longer and harder at what painting is, and why it continues to be curious and fascinating.
My paintings have a real subject (landscape), but the paintings are an invention, full of contrasts and spontaneity. The seemingly offhand approach denies any superficial finesse to reveal a love of awkward imagery, polluted colours and a stuttering bad grammar. They have an anxious contradiction, with the work being self-conscious of what it is, its possible failings, yet strive for the simple pleasure of looking and a one to one relationship with a painting.
They combine memories of places I have lived, visited or longingly imagined as well as references to significant places and art history.
The paintings are not directly of these paintings or places, but rather an idea of a place and the melancholy of longing and wanting to belong. An unfashionable romanticism grounded in the act of painting’
Gordon Dalton is an artist based in Saltburn, UK. He recently completed an URRA residency in Argentina, with recent shows including Royal Academy, London; Middlesbrough; DEDA, Derby; MIMA, Middlesbrough; Bank Art; Los Angeles; Del Infinito, Buenos Aires; JirSandel, Copenhagen; Arcade, London; Keith Talent Gallery, London; Newlyn Art Gallery & Exchange, Penzance; CAC, Vilnius; David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen; Bay Art, Cardiff; Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York; Moravian Gallery & Museum, Brno; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Trade Gallery, Nottingham; Conversations in Painting, Darlington; Mission Gallery, Swansea, Contemporary British Painting Prize, Richmond; Beep Painting Prize, Swansea.
Current and upcoming shows include Legacy: 50 Years of Painting from the Tees Valley, Auxiliary, Middlesbrough; Terrace Gallery, London; Mountain Size: Contemporary British Painters, Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough;
He is a member of Contemporary British Painting and represented by LLE Gallery / Aleph Contemporary.