Brighton alumnus Dale Lewis (Fine Art MA 2006) will be exhibiting in the upcoming Saatchi Gallery exhibition: ICONOCLASTS: Art out of the Mainstream. Dale’s work will feature in the exhibition which runs from 27 September 2017 to 7 January 2018.
The expo comes exactly 20 years after Charles Saatchi’s era-defining exhibition, Sensation which opened on 18 September 1997, launching the careers of Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. ICONOCLASTS will explore the work of 13 ground-breaking British and international artists whose image-making practice is unorthodox, often destructive and aims to resist mainstream art practices.
London-based artist, Dale, produces large-scale paintings in just one day, always from memory and partly derived from situations he has directly observed. He presents a choreography of figures which refer to mythology and modernist iconography, as well as contemporary life. His raw scenes of urban environments revel in the underbelly of British life at which he gazes at unflinchingly and seemingly gleefully. In 2016, he became a Jerwood Painting Fellow, mentored by artist Dan Coombes.
Dale will be exhibiting alongside Maurizio Anzeri, Matthew Chambers, Daniel Crews-Chubb, Josh Faught, Aaron Fowler, Danny Fox, Makiko Kudo, Thomas Mailaender, Kate MccGwire, Renee So, Douglas White and Alexi Williams-Wynn.
Entry to the exhibition is free.