Venetia Dale

Tributaries Solo Exhibition at Metal Museum

MAY 27 - SEP. 9, 2018
Keeler Gallery

Venetia Dale uses pewter as her primary medium. She describes her process as “kitchen stovetop casting,” as the material’s low melting point allows for accessible, no-fuss making. Her studio is at home, and although she does not cook where she makes art, she is able to create her molds, cast and solder in her basement studio. Venetia’s interest in how things are made and our relationship to these things has driven her to use repetition of forms; mold making and casting are an exercise in economies of scale and form building, as cast parts become whole. Venetia uses pewter’s rich history in objects of use in Colonial America as well as contemporary kitsch souvenirs to question how we understand ourselves and our things in place and time.

Washington Post writes on Heavy Metal Exhibit

In ‘Heavy Metal,’ female sculptors take on traditionally masculine materials By Sadie DingfelderJuly 12

Heavy Metal exhibition open

Heavy Metal at National Museum of Women in the Arts is open until September 16th. 

Featured artists in Heavy Metal investigate the physical properties and expressive possibilities of metalwork through a wide variety of objects, including sculpture, jewelry, and conceptual forms. Works in the exhibition range from large-scale installations to small objects intended for personal adornment; these disparate works are fashioned out of iron, steel, bronze, silver, gold, brass, tin, aluminum, copper, and pewter. This exhibition seeks to disrupt the predominantly masculine narrative that surrounds metalworking and demonstrate that contemporary women artists carry on a vibrant legacy in the field.
The exhibition features works by Cheryl Eve Acosta (Greater Kansas City Area), Rana Begum (United Kingdom), Carolina Rieckhof Brommer (Peru), Lola Brooks (Georgia), Paula Castillo (New Mexico), Charlotte Charbonnel (France), Venetia Dale (Massachusetts), Petronella Eriksson (Sweden), Susie Ganch (Mid-Atlantic Region), Alice Hope (Greater New York Region), Leila Khoury (Ohio), Holly Laws (Arkansas), Blanca Muñoz (Spain), Beverly Penn (Texas), Serena Porrati (Italy), Alejandra Prieto (Chile), Kerianne Quick (Southern California), Carolina Sardi (Florida), Katherine Vetne (Northern California), and Kelsey Wishik (Mississippi).

Boston Does Boston at Proof Gallery

I am exhibiting works alongside Joshua Hart and others at Proof Gallery opening February 3-March 26th, 2018. 

National Museum for Women in the Arts

I have been selected to exhibit work at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. June 28th, 2018- Spetember 16th in an exhibition titled Heavy Metal.