DOUIN tent paintings
Exhibition Dates: 10 March–1 April 2018 Preview: Friday 9 March 2018, 6.30-8.30pm Howard Dyke presents a new series of large scale paintings and collages based around materiality and the figure, played through the devices of abstraction and gesture. Cut, torn, displaced images are played out on a variety of substrates including translucent, coloured and patterned tarpaulins; a red PVC lorry side curtain split in half, adorned by two monumental imposing figures; and a painting of Fidel Castro made on a 2017 general election aluminium hoarding. Howard Dyke (born 1971) lives and works in London. Exhibitions include Biennale, Drawing Room, London (2017); Self Storage, Ridgeway Road, London (solo, 2017); Residency, Bon Volks, Margate, Kent (2017); The British Society of Self Depreciation, Cheng Centre for Contemporary art, Beijing (2016); KEROSENE, Charlie Dutton Gallery (solo, 2012); London 12, City Art Gallery Prague (2012); Law of the Jungle, Lehman Maupin, New York (2011). Collections include Saatchi Collection, David Roberts Foundation, Simmons & Simmons and Beth de Woody. Thames-Side Studios Gallery Thames-Side Studios Harrington Way, Warspite Road Royal Borough of Greenwich London SE18 5NR. Thames-Side Studios Gallery open Thursday-Sunday 12-5pm during exhibitions and by appointment. For general Thames-Side Studios Gallery enquiries please email email@example.com Images: Howard Dyke, DOUIN tent paintings, preview; Howard Dyke, Mountains, collage, 40 x 50cm, 2017; United Front, oil and acrylic on polyester, 239 x 258cm, 2011; Global Awning, 2017; studio shot of work being made for DOUIN tent paintings, oil, acrylic and collage on Lorry side curtain, 300 x 400cm (approx), 2018; Castro, oil, acrylic and collage on di-bond aluminium, 244 x 244cm, 2017. All courtesy the artist, 2018, except United Front courtesy the artist and Saatchi Gallery London, 2011. Text stills from The Law Of Surprise an essay on Howard Dykes paintings by Matthew Collings.