Art of the Day: LYRAVEGA1 by Paul Dacey

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 07/06/2006 - 01:23.


Paul Dacey is a CIA grad originally from Toledo Ohio. He is now living in New York City and exhibiting all over the world. His works defy the boundaries of traditional painting and sculpture and re-present familar and iconic images. Check out Paul Dacey's website.

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Paul Dacey is very cool

I met Paul Dacey in 2004 and we have gotten to know each other and I really love his work. Unfortunately, he's a big bucks international artist so I can't afford his work, and even though he went to the CIA I don't think he has any work installed here in Cleveland - hopefully that will change... I feel strongly that we make certain all the artists that come out of Cleveland are pursued for collections in Cleveland... but I like Paul's work whether he is NEO or not... and the image above is a detial... you need to see an entire installation to get the picture: From a work in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art...

               LYRA/VEGA II
               acrylic on 12 plastic discs
               100" x 100"
               The TOLEDO MUSEUM of ART


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back in the day

I am so happy to see Paul's work here. I knew him back in the day, when he was still in Cleveland. He worked at Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art on Bellflower (now MOCA on Carnegie) during a major collaboration the Center did with Dancecleveland called New Dance New Vision. It was 1984. He must have been in school or just out of school then. I remember when he left for New York. What a nice reminder, and how wonderful to see his work and know what he is up to these days.

New Gallery to China - call for submissions

That's awesome. Send Paul an email at pauldacey at earthlink dot net - he'd love to hear from you. Let him know he is the art of the day at REALNEO and to send a hello

BTW: here's the latest news from Paul, with a call for submissions... why don't we send him some content for this project...

As you might know, I am involved in creating a mural at the BEIJING NEW
ART PROJECTS in Beijing this September.
Conceptually, the mural, (approximately 8' x 36'), seeks to contrast
digital images of WESTERN visual perceptions of CHINA, with CHINESE
artists' digital images of THEMSELVES. In order to have ample material
to sift through I am inviting you to be a part of the process, and/or
to forward this email to anyone who might be interested in submitting
an image or images, (up to 30).

Have a great summer,


For more information visit

The Gao Brothers invite you to collaborate in FIELD OF VISION : BEIJING

A joint venture between Beijing New Art Projects / China, the Institute
for New Media, Frankfurt a.M. / Germany and Digital Art Projects / UK

The Factory 798 Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District,
Beijing / China

1 – 16 September 2006 >>>>>> DEADLINE 15 August 2006

Following the success of FIELD OF VISION : NEW YORK and FIELD OF
VISION : EXTREMES, FIELD OF VISION : BEIJING will be the third in this
series of combined internet / physical world events. This time the
organising artists are asking everyone to submit images and text about
China, everything Chinese or influenced by China.

The Gao Brothers and artists group Digital Art Projects invite you to
submit ANY KIND of images and text showing China AS YOU SEE IT, whether
you live there, have been there or not. These could be abstract or
figurative. They are particularly looking for images containing the
colour red, images of Chinese text in any form and they would be really
pleased if you send a short note, comment, statement or even a longer
essay accompanying your work. All images are printed out postcard size
and a selection of about 500 will be assembled on location into a
billboard format collage.

Photographs, pictures downloaded from the internet or magazine
cuttings, small artworks for example paintings, scanned objects,
drawings, collages and electronically generated imagery are all
acceptable but must be digitised and sent as e-mail attachments or
uploaded to our server.

- You can submit as much images and text as you like
- Image file formats: .jpeg, .gif, .png
- File size: max 1 megabyte per image

E-MAIL TO beijing [at] field-of-vision [dot] net

If you wish to be credited include your name, city and country.
Successful entries will be notified by e-mail and presented on the
project web site.

CURATED BY: The Gao Brothers, China / Marcel Hager, Germany / Stephan
Hausmeister, Germany, UK

ORGANISING ARTISTS: Paul Dacey, USA / Zang Dali, China / Alison
Dalwood, UK / Lu Fei Fei, China / Malcolm Ferris, UK / Wang Guofeng,
China / Ma Han, China / Jens Heise, Germany / Sybille Hoffter, Germany
/ Simon Hyde, UK / Sam Jury, UK / Jenny Kao, Taiwan, USA / Sun Lei,
China / Fei Liu, China / Helen Marshall, UK / Wang Peng, China / Huang
Rui, China / Ji Shengli, China / Michael Wright, UK / Cang Xin,China /
Miao Xiaochun, China / Xu Zong, China

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