Newzones is pleased to announce "Full Tilt" a solo exhibition of new sculptures by Shayne Dark.
Shayne Dark's work results from a rhythmic and organic process involving ideas, feelings, images, formal play, and structural necessity. Every aspect of the process has the potential to hold meaning, to draw upon and focus our physical and perceptual experience of the world.
Dark's work is driven by the character of the material, but as essential as this physical aspect is, it is not the sculpture. For Dark, the sculpture lies somewhere between its clear identity as a physical thing and it psychological aspect; all that it suggests, evokes, or resembles. It is the embodiment of thoughts, feelings and attitudes.
A documentary of Shayne's life & work entitled 'Artist in the Round: Shayne Dark' premiered on Discovery Channel HD Theater on Sunday, April 25, 2004 across the United States. Among his awards and honours are: a 2004 grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation; also in 2004, Dark was one of three Canadian artists selected to participate in 'ARTiade 2004 - Olympics of Visual Arts' in Athens, Greece, in parallel with the XXVIII Olympic Games He participated in the 2003 International Sculpture Center Juried Exhibition, 'ISC @ GFS' in Hamilton, New Jersey; as well as 'Juror's Choice Award' by Phyllis Braff, art critic for The New York Times at the EXPO XX Competition in April 2001.
Shayne Dark has been included in many publications, including reviews by the Globe and Mail, Canadian Art Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and ESPACE magazine to name a few. Shayne's work can be found many collections such as the Canada Council Art Bank,Ottawa, Queen's University, Kingston Ontario and HD VISION Studios in California.