Dawn Mellor

Here comes the judge, 2015

980* Euro

In her artworks, Dawn Mellor (*1970 in Manchester, GB, lives and works in London, GB) confronts the orthodoxies of various sub- and pop cultures. She often uses image worlds that are reminiscent of star cult and fandom. Her mostly exaggerated and grotesque icons address excluding, normative categories of our society, such as racism, sexism and classism. The edition Here comes the judge is based on a lithograph of a drawing of the so-called King of Pop, Michael Jackson, which Mellor made as a teenager in 1985. On this, she printed the linocut of a skull-like grimace with a venerable full-bottomed wig as it is still worn today by judges in Great Britain. There are deliberate small defects in the print contrasting the underlying professional lithograph.

  • Exhibitions:
  • 2015
  • Kunstverein in Hamburg (G)
    Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Schweiz (G)
  • 2014
  • Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Niederlande (G), PAC - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Mailand, Italien (G)
    Rowing, London, Großbritannien (G)
  • 2013
  • Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, Niederlande (E)
    Southend Central Library, Essex, Großbritannien (E)
    Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Kanada (G)
  • 2012
  • Cul De Sac Gallery London, Großbritannien (G)
    Peter Bergman, Stockholm, Schweden (G)
  • 2011
  • La Maison Rouge, Paris, Frankreich (G)
    The Drawing Room, London, Großbritannien (G)
    Karma International, Zürich, Schweiz (G)