Shezad Dawood: Piercing Brightness
Venue, Timing and Cost
Modern Art Oxford presents a major solo exhibition of British artist Shezad Dawood (b. 1974). Incorporating film, painting and light sculpture, Dawood’s practice creates discursive networks across parallel time frames, locations and communities. His works often include restaged and reimagined moments appropriated from multiple cultures and histories. Referencing his frequent use of, and meditations on, light, time and montage (both as a cinematic and a painterly device) the exhibition at Modern Art Oxford will feature Dawood’s most recent film and installation work, including the first UK presentation of New Dream Machine Project (2011), and a gallery installation of Trailer (2011). With this exhibition Dawood calls into question our attempts to reconcile the passing of time and the creation of identity in our own lives. The exhibition, Piercing Brightness is a collaboration between Modern Art Oxford, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Cornwall and KINOKINO Centre for Art & Film, Norway.