12 Portraits & 0 Still Lifes: DEAN KHALIL
THE BIRDCAGE turned 10 this year so for the last show of 2016 we thought it would be fitting to commemorate the ones that keep the pub going each day – those faces you see behind the bar. We invited painter Dean Khalil to immortalise as many of the current staff as possible onto canvas.
Dean Khalil is an artist based in Norwich with a degree in Fine Art Painting from Norwich University of the Arts. Recently he has focused his practice on portrait painting. The title of this exhibition is a nod towards David Hockney’s 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life show at The Royal Academy (London) this year, whose work Dean cites as an inspiration.