Friday 27 February 2015

Steve DT - Sistene Chapel

Steve DT's Sistene Chapel near The Bank of England
Welcome to the Dwell exhibition and book. For a whole month we will be taking each artist's page and transforming it into a 3 dimensional dwelling. Each one of these small sculptures will be exhibited in public on the London streets.

Today we have Steve DT's Sistene Chapel.
Steve DT has been a regular exhibitor with Collect Connect- last showing with us on the streets of Bath for The Fab Fridge Exhibition.

Steve is a celebrated erotic artist.
'As an erotic photographer, I attempt to bring a fresh perspective layered with social content to familiar subjects. Part of the inspiration is derived from the sex industry and its many facets, the rest is intuitive.'
Detail of Steve's net
For the Dwell exhibition Steve created the Sistene Chapel, 'a place to relax and contemplate' which is dedicated to St Raphael: the patron saint of love, lovers and happy meetings (Dwell page 57). Steve's net is the only one dedicated to the erotic nature of dwelling in the Dwell book and his title 'The Sistene Chapel' suggests that the erotic is worthy of praise and veneration.
We placed Steve's Chapel near to the Bank of England in the city of London an altogether different 'chapel' dedicated not to the pleasures of the flesh but perhaps to the worship of money. There is of course a clear link between money and the erotic with reference to the global sex industry and these are the charged areas that Steve explores through his art.
Don't forget to have a look at the next Collect Connect project, 'The Art of Caring' exhibition at The Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames. The theme is Caring/Care and it is FREE to enter.

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