Shayne Dark, ‘Spire’, 2003, Oeno Gallery
Shayne Dark, ‘Spire’, 2003, Oeno Gallery
Shayne Dark, ‘Spire’, 2003, Oeno Gallery
Shayne Dark, ‘Spire’, 2003, Oeno Gallery
Shayne Dark, ‘Spire’, 2003, Oeno Gallery

Pounded and shaped sheets of lead wrapped around an 8 foot tall wood and steel frame form a grey pointed spire. Inspired by church spires common to every rural Ontario village, the artist has borrowed the theme of transcendence. Poised between abstraction and representation, the sculptures of Canadian artist Shayne Dark are contemplative narratives. Dark's works are installed at Canadian embassies and numerous corporate headquarters. His work is included in many private and public collections such as Queen's University, Canada Council Art Bank, the Canadian Embassy in Prague, the City of Ottawa Public Art Program, and the Federal Communications Commission, New York. Dark's work was recently exhibited at the Brooklyn Sculpture Center, where he was artist in residence in 2016. That same year, he was given a solo exhibition at the Albright Knox Art Gallery. Dark has received six Ontario Arts Council grants, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant amongst other awards. Dark has exhibited wide in the US and Canada as well as in Spain and Greece.

About Shayne Dark