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From George Shaw's exhibition in DCA Galleries. Three selected works. Work one is a mural made up of messenger bags with logos and names of famous British rock bands on them. The next is a painting of a brutalist shopping square in the rain. The last is a painting of a man with grey hair.

George Shaw

What I Did This Summer

24 January - 21 April 2004

Past and present collide in these two new exhibitions. George Shaw’s hauntingly atmospheric paintings document the area in which he grew up. The mundane, in-between places such as council estate footpaths, car parks, underpasses and rundown shops are transformed into curiously beautiful and instantly recognisable images, depicted in Humbrol enamel and watercolour.
Two Films, from Germany and Lithuania, share common ground with Shaw’s works, and deal with personal memory, history and public space. They highlight the contrast between individual realities and state dreams, in the context of radical political change.

Artist Talk | George Shaw on What I Did This Summer

Exhibition images

From George Shaw's exhibition in DCA. A mural made out of real messenger bags with the names of famous British punk and post-punk bands on them.
A painting by George Shaw show an older man with grey hair.
An image from George Shaw's exhibition in DCA how's a man dressed in a mod style on a moped.
A painting by George Shaw of a path leading through green woods.
From George Shaw's exhibition. a painting of a brutalist shopping square in the rain.