DYLAN GRAHAM

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Private Venue
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Pretoria
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6 May 2015

19:00

 

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Drawingrooms is your chance to turn your home into an art gallery for one night!

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REWARDS

Each person who pledges will get a limited edition postcard by the artist mailed to them before the event. A little piece of art to keep.

Please note: general ticket purchases do not come with a limited edition post card.

All the money from the pledges will go into a “pot” and one lucky attendee’s name will be drawn at the end of the night. That person will get to select one piece of art, or a collection of art works, to a guaranteed minimum value of R4 000 (total amount from pledges). The draw will take place at 21:00 and should the person who’s name is drawn not be present, they will forfeit their chance and another name will be drawn.

Works on display will be available for sale. If all pieces are sold out by 21:00 the winner will have the opportunity to commission a work from the artist to the value of the money in the “pot”.

 

 

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DYLAN GRAHAM

When looking at a collection of Graham’s paintings it is clear at once that the artist has an unusual command over the media, paint. Layers of deftly applied pigment allow the subject matter to rise out of the depths of the artist’s consciousness, to be presented in turn to the consciousness of the viewer, and although the objects form part of the external reality of the artist, the work is about more than external reality. The paintings with their seemingly banal subject matter (peanuts and raisins, books, the human body, etc.) ‘show’ the viewer familiar objects in a straight forward way, and yet there is a quality to the objects and models that can be described as slightly haunting.

The works contain the silence of the Metaphysical School (de Chirico’s plazas with their long, dark shadows), but the subject matter is not Surreal. The familiarity of the things surveyed and the everydayness of what we see in the still, dark atmosphere of the paintings achieve a deft feat: they show us more than what we see. In the words of philosopher Gilles Deleuze “the idea is to see something imperceptible in the visible” (2006:279). The artist’s achievement lies in making the viewer see more than she or he would have otherwise, thereby making the world we know, a world filled with polystyrene cups, torsos, limbs and faces, larger, and newer.

The artist is somewhat agonistically conscious of his relationship with his subject matter. There is the awareness of slight intrusion into the destiny of the objects and figures – for they have now been presented and exposed to the world – as well as into the lived experience of the viewer: the viewer has been shown what the artist can see. The artist’s observation of the subject matter is simultaneously trenchant (that is, unflinchingly clear), and empathetic, showing us the ‘inner life’ of objects and the slight vulnerability of naked figures in such a way as to clarify that, finally, the world we know is mysteriously more than the sum of its parts.

By: Runette Kruger

 

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Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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