Prosperity, £2,250 mixed media on wood panel.
From my new collection – COLLAPSE
‘Collapse’ looks at the impact on society in America during the later part of the 1920s and the early years of the 1930s. A combination of the environmental impact of the dust bowl, the onset of a recession leading to the Great Depression, culminating with the Wall Street crash in October 1929.
Forthcoming exhibition: COLLAPSE, 23 October - 5 November
Halpern Gallery, Rochester Conservancy building, Rochester High Street ME1 1PY
Sunday to Thursday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Friday - Saturday 9.30am - 6pm
Dameon’s work focuses on times and events of social change in history. These stories are intensively researched and results in works with a strong narrative – with emphasis on the people involved in the unfolding dramas.
Dameon has sold extensively nationally and internationally. He lives and works in Rochester, UK.
‘He somehow managed - despite a steady underlying seriousness which few writers have matched - to step round the pit of self-importance and to keep his membership in the ordinary human race in the front of his mind and his writing’ Arthur Miller
Please contact me if you would like to arrange a viewing of my work:
Studio 3, The Halpern Conservancy Board Building. 15A High Street. Rochester. Kent. ME1 1PY.
‘Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream. Cannery Row is the gathered and the scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks, restaurants, and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses. Its inhabitants are, as the man once said, "whores, pimps, gamblers and sons of bitches," by which he meant Everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, "Saints and angels and martyrs and holy men," and he would have meant the same thing. 'Cannery Row' by John Steinbeck
From Men’s File magazine, photograph and article by Nick Clements,
Spring 2019, Article: Dameon Priestly Artist