Dean Kelland: No Hiding Place

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

16 November 2013 - 15 February 2014

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Still from Dean Kelland - No Hiding Place (2013).

Still from Dean Kelland - No Hiding Place (2013).

Using a combination of performance, film-making, collage and print, Birmingham-based artist Dean Kelland re-visits popular masculine figures from British sitcoms of the 1950s, 60s and 70s in order to explore our collective cultural identities and stereotypical representations of masculinity.

His new film, entitled No Hiding Place (2013), has been commissioned by Wolverhampton Art Gallery and is influenced by Oscar Rejlander’s picture Rejlander the Photographer introducing Rejlander the Volunteer. Like Rejlander, Kelland embodies the dual roles of artist and performer to explore shared interests in identity and social divisions.

This is a special commission by Wolverhampton Art Gallery to support our programme of exhibitions and events which celebrate the enduring influence of Victorian photography on artists working today.

Join Dean Kelland and Exhibitions Curator Jane Morrow on Saturday 16 November for an 'in conversation' event about Dean's new and recent work - Artist's Talk: Dean Kelland. Free entry, no booking required.