Samuel Lynne Galleries is honored to announce Tyler Shields’ return to Dallas, for the opening of his 2023 exhibition here at SLG. The exhibition will be held on Friday, September 22nd from 6-9pm at Samuel Lynne Galleries at The Thompson Hotel (205 N. Akard Street, Dallas) and September 23rd from 6-9pm at Samuel Lynne Galleries’ Design District location (1105 Dragon St.). The exhibition will be on view through October 21st, 2023.
Shields’ provocative and nostalgic photography challenges the boundaries of our world and mind, breaking through the glass ceiling of creativity and loaded messages. His iconic images are on display in leading galleries and museums worldwide, and Shields has been honored as the only living photographer to have a solo exhibition at Sotheby’s auction house, and he has had two. Shields invites all types of appreciators to enjoy his artwork, but simultaneously asks them to challenge their perceptions while doing so.
Fine art photographer Tyler Shields uses the symbols and brands that we know so well, urging us to morph our understanding of these commonly understood icons. Whether he is taking a chainsaw to a Birkin handbag or staging a model on the edge of a flying helicopter, there are no boxes that Shields’ artistry fits in. He is using a nostalgic form of photo taking with raw film and the Hasselblad camera, somehow still making strides into the future of photography. It is this ode to the past with an eye seeing around corners that makes his photography so special.
This exhibition will be a culmination of Shields’ most popular work along with his newest releases. Part of the display will include Shields’ newly released Platinum Palladium collection. This extremely limited collection utilizes an extinct printing procedure to create artworks that will last, suspended in time, for over 1,000 years.
Tyler Shields is constantly reminding us to consider our limitations less than we consider our dreams. As a world champion of the X-Games, Shields would have been a global star at anything he chose to do, we are just grateful that he chose photography. Join us in welcoming this provocative artist who encourages us to explore the far reaches of our own mind.