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Halcyon Gallery is to present a major exhibition of new works by artist and musician Bob Dylan, which will open at Halcyon Gallery this November. Building on the success of his first museum exhibition in Chemnitz, Germany in 2007 and several subsequent exhibitions, Mood Swings will show iron works by Bob Dylan for the first time, alongside original paintings and signed limited editions, all of which will be for sale.

Seven iron gates welded out of vintage iron and other metal parts created by Dylan in his studio will be featured in the exhibition and will be displayed publicly for the first time. These gates and other objects are the outcome of the artist’s lifelong fascination with welding and metalwork.

“I’ve been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid. I was born and raised in iron ore country where you could breathe it and smell it every day,” explained Dylan.

“And I’ve always worked with it in one form or another. Gates appeal to me because of the negative space they allow.”

“They can be closed but at the same time they allow the seasons and breezes to enter and flow. They can shut you out or shut you in. And in some ways there is no difference.”

Image credit: Bob Dylan, 2013 © Jon Shearer