Shayne Dark is a Hartington, Ontario-based contemporary visual artist who has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally since he began his artistic career in the mid 1980’s. Taking a keen interest in every aspect of the process of art production – insisting on the latter to the detriment of the finished object – his sculptural installations draws upon and focuses on the physical and perceptual experience we have of our environment. Meant to stimulate a spiritual or visceral reaction in the viewer, his works are a site of tension and often evoke the contrasts between the cultural and the natural worlds, industrial and organic materials, as well as between the notions of permanence and movement, space and time.
b. 1952, Moose Jaw, SK.