Monthly Archives: September 2012

Cinema Redux Brendan Dawes September 20th

Richard Goodall Gallery presents Cinema Redux by British artist Brendan Dawes. Opening at Richard Goodall Gallery High Street September 20th – October 13th and then showing at Battersea and Hampstead affortable art fairs.

Brendan started the continuing Cinema Redux series in 2004. The Museum of Modern Art in New York has exhibited several of the pieces on two occasions, and has acquired a selection of the work for their permanent collection.

Brendan has made 20 of these exquisite interpretations from the series , diasec mounted on aluminium. Each title is 40 inches wide, and the height ranging from 51 to 77 inches depending on the running time of the featured movie.

Living in today’s consumer led society we are more than anything defined by the things around us. As human beings it is important for us to represent our likes and conversely our dislikes to the outside world by creating physical objects that trigger memories, debate and chance conversation. But as more of our world becomes digitised it increasingly becomes harder to be surrounded by such artefacts. Music, photographs and now our much loved movies are buried away on our super cheap hard-drives or in the cloud with their seemingly infinite capacity for storage, hidden in a series of ones and zeroes that no visitor to one’s home or office will ever know is there.

All of us can relate to particular films that have made a significant impression on us at certain points in our lives. The images in the Cinema Redux series make a physical representation of an entire movie in the hope that you can show the world – or the visitors to your home at least – your passion for a certain film. Not just a certain scene, not just one single frame but the entire film, represented in a new visual form created by Brendan Dawes, a kind of cinematic DNA.