Andrew Dadson’s ‘Site for Still Life’ CAG Exhibition Opens Today (Runs Until Dec. 31)

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Vancouver, BC | wings+horns is proud to be a major sponsor of the most comprehensive solo exhibition in a public gallery to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson.

Dadson’s practice engages with the notion of boundaries in relation to space and time, primarily through investigations with materials, process and abstraction. Comprising new large-scale paintings, film and installation, Site For Still Life presents a major statement by the young artist of propositions core to his practice.

Central to the exhibition is House Plants (2017), a new installation and Dadson’s most ambitious work to date, where plant forms are sprayed a single colour and lit by intense daylight lamps. In addition to the installation is a series of new large-scale monochromatic paintings created with colours that are poured, spread out, layered and scraped towards the edges.

In contrast to the B.C. Binning Gallery where ideas and forms are presented in all-white, the Alvin Balkind Gallery is painted black and in darkness. Such duality, black/white, on/off, inside/outside, light/shadow, is a device that connects Dadson’s work across each medium. Here a newly remade twin 16mm film work; Sunrise/Sunset (2017), displays the artist’s research into painting techniques in relation to those of photography.

Dadson recently installed a large scale commission at the New York City gallery showroom of Vancouver-based contemporary menswear label and major sponsor wings+horns. The installation featured Dadson’s signature plant forms, sprayed a unifying black and lit with daylight grow lamps. The installation was on display throughout July, 2017.

Andrew Dadson
Site For Still Life
October 13 – December 31, 2017

Contemporary Art Gallery
B.C. Binning Gallery & Alvin Balkind Gallery
555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC


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