Saturday, November 16, 2013

Bob Dylan Obviously Ain't Working On Maggie's Farm No More

He's busy with other endeavors.

We all know about Bob Dylan's talent as a musician, song writer, singer, music legend. But did you know he's also a painter? Welder?

He makes iron gates from scrap metal.

  Image credit: Bob Dylan, 2013 © John Shearer

“I’ve been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid. I was born and raised in iron ore country – where you could breathe it and smell it every day. And I’ve always worked with it in one form or another.
Gates appeal to me because of the negative space they allow. They can be closed but at the same time they allow the seasons and breezes to enter and flow. They can shut you out or shut you in. And in some ways there is no difference.”
– Bob Dylan

The hand made gates and his oil paintings are going on display at Halcyon Galleries in London.

 Halcyon's announcement states "Mood Swings will show iron works by Bob Dylan for the first time, alongside original works on canvas and signed limited editions, all of which will be for sale.

Seven iron gates welded out of vintage iron and other metal parts created by Dylan in his studio will be featured in the exhibition and will be displayed publicly for the first time."

 Dylan's paintings are mostly very clean, very open, with bright clean colors, the visual effect of a breath of clean air.

Bob Dylan

The Mood Swings exhibition dates are November 16, 2013 through January 25, 2014.

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