Verne Dawson


About the Artist

In Verne Dawson’s paintings the ways in which we mark time, invent stories and symbols, and regard the governing structures and belief systems of our lives are caught up in a playful entanglement of narratives that includes the story of painting itself. A painter of both fantastical landscapes and the cosmos, Dawson weaves the prehistoric past into the present embracing a vast history of some 30,000 years. 

Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro

13 October - 14 November 2015

Forces in Nature

Curated by Hilton Als
A group exhibition curated by the celebrated US critic and author Hilton Als. The exhibition explores the idea of man in nature and includes works by Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Verne Dawson, Peter Doig, NS Harsha, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Celia...
Victoria Miro Gallery II
16 March - 20 April 2013

Verne Dawson

Apalachicola to Zirconia
An exhibition of new work, in the artist's third show with the gallery. An inherent storyteller, Dawson is a painter of landscapes, portraits, calendars, allegory, myth and pre-history - often in regard to astronomy and mathematics. He weaves together elaborate...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
22 June - 30 July 2010

In the Company of Alice

Group Exhibition
'If you do not solve your painting problem in painting human beings, you do not solve it at all'. Gertrude Stein Hernan Bas, John Currin, Verne Dawson, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, David Harrison, NS Harsha, Boscoe Holder, Chantal Joffe, Karen...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
25 February - 1 April 2006

Verne Dawson

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and other paintings
Victoria Miro Gallery is delighted to present new works by American artist Verne Dawson. The exhibition comprises a series of seven paintings aligned to seven planets each depicting a certain day of the week; two large paintings, horizontal and vertical...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
18 February - 19 March 2003

Verne Dawson

Wheel of Fortune
Maurizio Cattelan: Why Painting? Verne Dawson: Painting is a primary activity, somewhere between whistling and scratching. Flash Art In his own words Dawson paints 'still lives of tools and materials of painting, insects, birds, plants and animals, visions of...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
27 June - 15 September 2001

Works on Paper

Group Exhibition (From Acconci to Zittel)
Giovanni Anselmo, Alex Katz, Lisa Yuskavage, Vito Acconci, Henry Moore, Dawn Mellor, Nicolas de Stael, Cecily Brown, Karen Kilimnik, Sue Williams, Inka Essenhigh, Rosemarie Trockel, John Currin, David Hockney David Smith, Paul Klee, Verne Dawson, Sonia Delaunay-Terk, Stephen Willats, Terry...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
1 February - 17 March 2001

Painting 2001

Group Exhibition
Verne Dawson, Mari Eastman, Steve Mumford, Kori Newkirk, Tal R, Daniel Richter
Victoria Miro Gallery I

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