Dan Prices’ recent work explores archaeology, preservation, and the archiving of meaning. His central assemblage work will be modelled in the fashion of a shrine, memorial or monument to a fictitious person – a construction of an archive that outlines the story of a life. The assemblage will be made up of cast objects taken from popular and anarchic cultures – record covers, books, apparel and broken bottles – and will be accompanied by a series of new works on paper.
Price completed a BFA, Honours, Expanded Studio Practice at RMIT in 2014 and a BFA, Drawing at RMIT in 2004. Recent solo exhibitions include Plans, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2013; Imperfect Architecture, First Draft Gallery, Sydney, 2013; I don’t think much about the future, West Space, Melbourne, 2011; and Perfect from now on, TCB Art Inc, Melbourne, 2010. Selected group exhibitions include Unbound, Kings ARI, Melbourne, 2013; National works on paper prize, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, 2012;Untitled, August Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 2012; Linden postcard show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2012; If loss could weigh, TCB Art Inc, Melbourne, 2011; RBS Emerging artist award, RBS headquarters, Sydney, 2011; Scarecrow with Rhys Lee, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, 2011; The Nothing, West Space, Melbourne and Chalk Horse, Sydney, 2010; Everything We Build We Tear Apart, Poimena Gallery, Launceston, 2010; and Hells Bottom Drawer, Hell Gallery, Melbourne, 2010. Price was winner of the Linden Postcard Show and recipient of the Kings ARI Emerging Artists Grant in 2012.