September 30, 2023


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“Tin Star Tall Tales” Duo Present by Canyon Castator and Jon Younger at Volery Gallery in Dubai, UAE – StreetArtNews

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Volery Gallery presents Tin Star Tall Tales, a solo exhibition that includes Canyon Castator and Jon Younger this coming 9 February to 1 March 2023. The present challenges our understanding of the American identification by means of wall works and sculptures. Utilizing completely different mediums and methods the artists discover the methods through which the American West Mythology has been constructed and perpetuated, and its relation to points comparable to nostalgia, Indigenous erasure, and the glorification of violence. Each artists additionally draw inspiration from their very own experiences and views, with Younger referencing his Indigenous heritage and nomadic upbringing, and Castator drawing on his childhood’s experiences.

Jon Younger is a up to date artist recognized for his wall works that use varied methods to create engraved three-dimensional items. For Tin Star Tall Tales, he examines the enduring mythology of the American West by means of a set of 4 works created utilizing vibrant iridescent material, wooden and batting that he refers to as ‘waymarks’. The works use symbols generally discovered on street indicators to look at the hyperlink between nostalgia for an imagined American previous and Indigenous erasure. Utilizing his Indigenous heritage, nomadic upbringing, and time spent in California’s Mojave Desert as inspiration, Younger’s ‘waymarks’ act as a rhetorical map to return “to a house that now not exists”.

Jon Younger. Fork. Iridescent material, wooden, and batting; 120.65 x 120.65 x 12.7 cm

Alternatively, Canyon Castator creates dynamic, figurative work that discover the interaction of color and type. For the exhibition, Castator presents a pointy critique of the western growth of America and Hollywood’s portrayal of the ‘Cowboy Western’ style. The three work exhibited by Castator provide a cartoonish illustration of characters collaged to signify a important examination of the glorification of the cowboy’s lawless, bloody, and aggressive masculinity persona within the Wild West. The work intend to query the idealised portrayal of the cowboy fantasy by mocking the idolised hardship and incessantly violent depiction of the American West narrative that has been used to type our understanding of the American identification.

The exhibition will run till 1 March 2023. Schedule your go to here.
For inquiries and to register curiosity on the Preview Listing please e mail [email protected].

Scroll down beneath to have a sneak peak on Tin Star Tall Tales exhibition.

Canyon Castator. Sundown On The Lowland Drifters. Oil, acrylic, and UV cured ink on canvas; 162.56 x 177.8 cm

Jon Younger. A Counting Hearth. Iridescent material, wooden, and batting; 121.92 x 121.92 x 12.7 cm

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