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Howard Dyke

27th Sep – 20th Oct 2012


At last the opening is upon us, Wednesday 26th 6-9pm. This is Howard’s third solo show at the Charlie Dutton Gallery and after a couple of false starts due to hospitalisation, his head explosion and deadly viruses set loose around his brain, we are very pleased to be showing him until 20th October. His bombastic violent destructiveness, cuts, drips and gestural paint works have filled the gallery, and like the terrorist Dyke is Keroscene has been set alight and the burns unit is on the way, we think the pilot in his painting 'This One Really Hurt' is still in there, its hard to tell. You are right in front it, perhaps too close, it's getting too hot to handle, check out the spectators next to you, the women, in burkas, there are two of them, they are too close, tell them to stand back, oh god its too late, it going to blow....

Following last years sell-out show for Charlie Dutton Gallery, award winning artist Howard Dyke’s solo show opens Wednesday 26th September. Aptly entitled Keroscene Dyke combines powerful gestural marks and energetic neo abstract expressionism with found imagery to startling effect.

Comprised of 2 paintings continuing the Burka theme and a to scale fighter jet cockpit, the themes and imagery are simultaneously political and humorous.

“I think he is a witty painter whose painterly energy makes sense because he whips up intellectual or philosophical possibilities with the same lively casualness that he flings painterly drips or cuts out holes in the canvas, or collages CDs onto them.”

Extract from Matthew Collings essay on Howard Dyke. To read more please go to the gallery website..



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