- Mon 18 Jun – Sat 14 Jul, 3:00pm
Venue: Café gallery
As a part of our OUTLAWS season, the fabulous artist David Shillinglaw has created our very own Outlaw for us on one of our gallery walls.
"The work created for The Ovalhouse theatre for their current program of events is an illustration of the character Trickster. A mythological character, featured and recorded throughout time in all cultures, the Trickster is an in-between being, often somewhere between a god and a man, often taking an animal form, defined and determined by his breaking of laws, setting of traps and teaching lessons through the problems he solves along the way. Trickster is the ultimate outlaw, Trickster defines the boundaries of what is possible, Trickster can be found in all of us, in every child, Trickster harnesses the ability to bend rules, slip through the nets we weave. For me trickster is personification of the problem solving process."
London based artist David Shillinglaw was born of British parents in 1982 in the Middle East, which may explain his thirst for travel and exhibiting in galleries worldwide. His work moves between street and studio, from small hand made books, to paintings on canvas, and large scale wall murals, and now, happily, to the wall of a small theatre in south London.
Shillinglaw describes, “Life is a struggle. For everyone. From the smallest insect to the greatest beast, we are determined by the success we seek, and how, in turn we measure that success. Each of us experiencing ups and downs. Peaks and troughs. Like a game of snakes and ladders.”"I enjoy the way people use language to define a feeling or physical condition. We support what we think, feel, say, and mean, with often ridiculous idioms and metaphors; placing frogs in throats and fires in belly’s, in order to paint a picture of something invisible and abstract. I feed on these very human expressions. I find day-to-day, conversational poetry casts a warm light on an otherwise very calculated, systematic, clinical and scientific world. My work is about people. Human nature. Both the civilized and monstrous, the stupid and articulate."
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- Mon 18 Jun – Sat 14 Jul, 2:49pm
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