The second SPA artist for February is Mark Dion - how exciting!
Dion's work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. He incorporates elements of biology, archaeology, ethnography, and the history of science and has worked all over the world. And now he's produced a special drawing for Preston!
He has exhibited internationally since 1985 with solo shows at the Tate Gallery; Museum of Modern Art, New York; South London Gallery; USF Contemporary Art Museum; and the Natural History Museum, London to name only a few.
He is represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York. The website shows examples of his work and also a full CV too:
Dion is currently showing at the USF Contemporary Art Museum in Florida, USA (in case you're passing). Troubleshooting runs until 3rd March 2012.
The Secret Preston Art edition of 100 cards with Mark Dion's drawing on has now gone into all the venues around Preston city centre - so if you want one for free, you'd better get a move on!