‘Dazzle: continuing the art of disruption’ 19th October 2018 - 09th March 2019

 
  • 4 DAZZLE WALL MURAL Southampton Traxler 2018 copy
4 DAZZLE WALL MURAL Southampton Traxler 2018 copy

‘Dazzle: continuing the art of disruption’
19th October 2018 - 09th March 2019

Southampton City Art Gallery, Commercial Road, Southampton SO14 7LP

Opening Times:
Mon to Fri:10am - 3pm
Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: Closed

https://www.southamptoncityartgallery.com/

Image: 'Industry' ©Lisa Traxler 218 

‘Dazzle camouflage is one of the most strikingly aesthetic tools of war ever employed. Beautiful, stunning, and, in practice, terrifying, it was a rare occurrence where art was the technology and war became the medium.
Although it’s more jarring variations were discontinued following World War II, dazzle camouflage is still influencing and stimulating artists to form intense compositions of clashing geometries and patterns.
Following the Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art exhibition at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, this exhibition showcases those artists who have taken a dazzle aesthetic and divorced it from the theatre of war, bringing ideas and designs to a modern audience in cities and galleries.’
 
I will be exhibition a vitreous enamel and steel sculpture alongside 2d paintings and a large wall mural designed for this exhibition and painted directly onto the gallery walls.