Verne Dawson

American, b. 1961

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Verne Dawson

American, b. 1961

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In his still lifes, portraits, allegorical scenes, and abstract works, Verne Dawson investigates the continuities that persist in human nature and culture, exploring how they are chronicled through narrative and visual representation. Examining the subjects of myth, folklore, astrology, and pagan spirituality, Dawson attempts to re-forge the connection between humanity’s past and present and depict a world in which the human race exists in harmony with the natural world. Dawson’s childlike technique and naïve approach have prompted comparisons to Outsider Art, though Dawson’s compositions are carefully crafted rather than generated intuitively or compulsively.

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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
Biography

In his still lifes, portraits, allegorical scenes, and abstract works, Verne Dawson investigates the continuities that persist in human nature and culture, exploring how they are chronicled through narrative and visual representation. Examining the subjects of myth, folklore, astrology, and pagan spirituality, Dawson attempts to re-forge the connection between humanity’s past and present and depict a world in which the human race exists in harmony with the natural world. Dawson’s childlike technique and naïve approach have prompted comparisons to Outsider Art, though Dawson’s compositions are carefully crafted rather than generated intuitively or compulsively.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 1 more