Dawn Mellor (Artist Talks)

”Dawn Mellor (b. 1970, Manchester) lives and works in London. She has had recurring solo exhibitions at Team Gallery, New York: Victoria Miro Gallery, London; Il Capricorno, Venice and Galerie Drantmann, Brussels. She has participated in various group exhibitions including: Team Gallery, New York (2008); Yvon Lambert, New York (2007); Defamation of Character, PS1, New York (2006); Expanded Painting, Prague Biennial (2005) and Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (2002).

The entire work is a slightly fantastic autobiography preserving the main events of her life – her mother’s death, studying art in the shadow of New Labour, her relationship with Goldberg – but altering the names and employing a strong element of fantasy. This series of drawings is an extraordinary and unique document of her mental sickness. In great detail it tells the story of Mellor’s family and friends, her own internal life, the political background, and her obsessive love affair. The way she tells her story is full of tragedy, but the telling also reveals Mellor’s humour, wit and self-awareness.””

Quoted from Blackboard Artist Talks Announcement

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