AboutDale Carney is currently exhibiting at the Whitechapel Gallery's prestigious London Open and to coincide with his paintings in the show, he will be exhibiting vibrant and intoxicating mixed media works on paper.
Dale's paintings are fusions of language; carnivals, cocktails, jungles of colour and form, electric and alive. Fragments feed off and juxtapose with one another, melting and morphing into fantasias of narration, dreamlike vision and coherence. Others are arresting in their simplicity.
Dale marries abstraction with figuration, subjectivity with objectivity and the cerebral with the sensual to create hallucinatory, poetic, immersive and purgative pieces.
This is the first time Dale has solely shown his works on paper and the striking exhibition distils and highlights various strands of his practice that galvanise in his much larger, wild, rich and cathartic canvases.
Automatism, surrealism, primitivism, calligraphy, hieroglyph, pattern, landscape, private symbolism, horror and humour are called on, drawn, dripped, scraped, sculpted, washed and built up in chaos and harmony.
This small and energising collection of work will be on display in the Westminster Reference Library July 16th- 28th. The London Open opens to the public July 5th at the Whitechapel Gallery and runs until September 2012.