Dan Shaw-Town


27th April - 8th June 2008 (closed bank holiday weekends)


“They were daily occurrences... just me filling studio time, not knowing what to do. I was just buying them in the pound shop and making a sculpture a day, but then some of them gained more props and objects for themselves, to transform them. After this they started to inform ideas. I started to wonder how they could work with other objects.... How they’ve informed the other sculpture and taken me elsewhere... How they’ve had to act as catalysts for... something... And I want to show how there were so many, and that there were just too many to show. Because it’s not that I don’t like them. I like them. But they aren’t really the work anymore”


Dan Shaw-Town is currently in his final year of the MFA at Goldsmiths college, London. Recent group shows include ‘Fall in Theatre’ Takecourage Gallery, London, ‘Is the World Flat?’ Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 122, Amsterdam, ‘Lobby’ Hales gallery, London and ‘One thing leads to another’ Hereford Street, London. In 2007 Gallerie Steinle included Shaw-Town in a curated project for YEAR 07, County Hall, London. In 2006 Shaw-Town took part in RUN’s first London exhibition ‘Majestic’, a one night performance event at the Whitechapel Gallery. This will be Dan Shaw-Towns first solo exhibition.




A Lite distribution, 2008

Sprayed striplight, pulped London lite newspaper, purple beany hat, blu-tack

Dimensions variable