05 September 2011
John Jones is eagerly awaiting the upcoming exhibition at Charlie Dutton Gallery of new works by contemporary painter Howard Dyke. Dyke uses charged media imagery as a basis for abstract works that transform and evolve before our eyes. His recent enigmatic paintings utilise images of women dressed in burka's chosen from flicker, Google and Getty images. Often set in domestic environments, his works are created in loose and fluid paint strokes with collaged reflective sticker faces. These domineering pieces demand attention through their bright colour palette and imposing size, seeking attention in the same manner as the media cuts which inspire him. Within this exhibition, Howard is set to display one painting from the 'Burka' series entitled 'In the lounge' and on the adjacent wall, an abstract painting taken from an image of the Libyan capital Tripoli, where Swirling colours weep and crack under the weight of materials applied to the support. As a previous member of the John Jones staff team, we are delighted for Howard's continued success, and also enjoy displaying his piece ‘Hoobadooba’ in our own gallery collection. The exhibition will take place 15th September – 1st October at Charlie Dutton Gallery, with a Private View of the works on Wednesday 14th September 6-9pm.