In Multiple Forms and Various Locations Neil Dixon
'Sail Structure', 2016
P.V: 29 September 2016 (6 - 10pm) 30 September – 9 December 2016 Press Release
Mrs Rick’s Cupboard is pleased to invite you to our next exhibition, ‘In Multiple Forms and Various Locations’ by Neil Dixon.
The miniaturised forms and sculptural models that Neil Dixon makes, relate to internalised images of places and times. As miniaturisations they have both visual image properties and spatial, formal properties. Dixon is interested in the way models depict or make an illusion of something other than what they are, a different place.
“Each sculpture relates to ideas that build up about places all around the world and the systems and events which take place there. We build up images of the entire world and we locate ourselves within these images, which are built up through knowledge, often through things that we learn from the news. What is happening in a particular place becomes part of our image of that place. This is contrasted by our personal, day-to-day desires and concerns on an individual level, the way we see our personal world, our houses, our streets in our everyday lives and impulsive decisions made in each moment. We know that our lives are linked up to massively complex global systems but when I make art I want it to remain internally focused.”
Dixon’s sculptures are made from cheap off-cuts of hardwoods, using a variety of techniques such as carefully crafted parquetry, carving, polishing, burning with a blow torch, drilling and smashing with an axe.
Neil Dixon graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2009. Exhibitions and awards include Future Focus, Quad, Derby (2010) Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award, London, (2010) Deirdre Hubbard Award for Sculpture, (2010) International Exhibition of Wood Sculpture, Taiwan, (2012) Wirksworth Festival, Wirksworth, (2012) In The Paravent, Harley Gallery, Welbeck (2016) Losers Gym fundraiser auction (2016). Other exhibitions include; a solo exhibition at Marsden Woo, London, (2013) Forming Thoughts, group exhibition at One Thoresby Street, (2015) Spare Room Residency, Syson Gallery, (2014) as well a commission to make a sculpture for permanent display at Syson Gallery in 2015.
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