Ancient glacial ice that shapes and carries stones hundreds of kilometers was the inspiration behind these enigmatic sculptures by Shayne Dark. Cast in steel and coated in a veined bronze, this imposing series of hollow polygonal ‘stones’ are designed for indoors. Dark’s work hovers between abstraction and representation and blends industrial materials with organic form.
“In nature, I have observed beautiful shapes, shadows and textures.” Shayne Dark
Inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2018, Dark has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. In 2017, Dark had a solo exhibition and an artist residency at New York’s Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The same year, he had a solo exhibition at the Albright Knox, NY. Dark has received six Ontario Arts Council grants and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. His work may be found in numerous private, corporate and public collections worldwide.