Dale Dunning, ‘Odyssey’, 2016, Oeno Gallery
Dale Dunning, ‘Odyssey’, 2016, Oeno Gallery
Dale Dunning, ‘Odyssey’, 2016, Oeno Gallery
Dale Dunning, ‘Odyssey’, 2016, Oeno Gallery
Dale Dunning, ‘Odyssey’, 2016, Oeno Gallery
Dale Dunning, ‘Odyssey’, 2016, Oeno Gallery
Dale Dunning, ‘Odyssey’, 2016, Oeno Gallery
Dale Dunning, ‘Odyssey’, 2016, Oeno Gallery
Dale Dunning, ‘Odyssey’, 2016, Oeno Gallery

Outdoor or indoor sculpture in polished aluminum. The figure of a face is constructed from old lead typesetting elements, welded together. A mold is then made and the face - which now acts as a sail within the boat - is cast in aluminum. The large metal wings cover the eyes and propel the figure forward. The vessel itself is polished. This is a unique piece.

Sculptor Dale Dunning’s skilled craftsmanship never overshadows the story he wants to tell. Often he presents new ways of looking at the human face – sometimes as a mask, other times brimming with words and thoughts – and always compelling, a deconstruction of sacred narrative.

Dunning holds a MFA (1971) from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Dunning has exhibited across Canada and his work is held in a number of corporate and national collections.

About Dale Dunning