We, DATEAGLE ART (with ‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’ being interpreted accordingly) are committed to protecting your privacy and personal information. We operate our website (the “Site“). This policy applies to information held about all persons about whom DATEAGLE ART holds information.  By ‘information,’ we mean personal information about you that we collect, use, share and store.


This Privacy Policy statement explains our data processing practices. By using our website or by providing any personal information to DATEAGLE ART, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as set out in this statement. This Privacy Policy also provides information on your legal rights in relation to your Personal Data.


Last Updated 9th June 2019





We collect and process your Personal Data in accordance with applicable laws that regulate data protection and privacy. This includes, without limitation, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (‘GDPR’) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (‘DPA’) together with other applicable UK and EU laws that regulate the collection, processing and privacy of your Personal Data (together, ‘Data Protection Law’).





3.1 We may collect and store the following types of information about you when you use the Site or by corresponding with us (for example, by e-mail). This includes information you provide when registering to use the Site or sharing any data via our social media functions. The Personal Data about you that we collect and use includes the following:


(a) Your name;

(b) Your contact information such as your address, email address, telephone number, billing address and delivery address (if applicable);

(c) If applicable, your payment details/ financial data;

(d) Information from accounts you link to us (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);

(e) Information in relation to your purchase of our products in our shop or use of our services;

(f) Information about your personal preferences;

(g) Information related to your attendance of, and interest in, DATEAGLE ART’S exhibitions, events, artists, artworks, and services.


3.2 Please note that if you do not provide Personal Data when we ask for it, it may delay or prevent us from providing products or services to you.





4.1 We collect most of this Personal Data directly from you – in person, by email, telephone, post, through our social media, and via our website e.g. when you contact us with a query, make a purchase of any of our products or services, or ask that you are added to our mailing list. However we may also collect Personal Data from from articles or other information that has been published about you in the media.





5.1 Please ensure that any Personal Data you supply to us which relates to third party individuals is provided to us with their knowledge of our proposed use of their Personal Data.





6.1 Under Data Protection Law, we can only use your Personal Data if we have a proper reason for doing so e.g.:


(a) To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;

(b) For the performance of a contract between us or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract;

(c) For our legitimate interests or those of a third party (where we have a business or commercial reason to use your Personal Data, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests, including ensuring the successful continuing our business operations, updating our client and contact records, improving our offerings, marketing our offerings and preventing fraud);

(d) Where you have given consent.


6.2 If we process sensitive data as referred to above we will only do this with your explicit consent; or, to protect your vital interests (or those of someone else) in an emergency; or, where you have already publicised such information; or, where we need to use such sensitive data in connection with a legal claim that we have or may be subject to.


6.3 We may use your Personal Data for one or more of the following purposes:


(a) To fulfil requests, including providing products or services to you;

(b) Maintaining business operations, including updating client and visitor records, identifying areas for operational improvement, such as improving efficiency, training and quality control, getting to know you and your preferences in order to provide you with a more tailored service;

(c) Marketing, including adding you to our mailing list and providing you with direct marketing communications about what we are doing as well as products, services and/or events which may be of interest to you by post or phone. If required under applicable law, where we contact you by SMS, email, fax, social media and/or any other electronic communication channels for direct marketing purposes, this will be subject to you providing your express consent. You can object or withdraw your consent to receiving direct marketing from us at any time, by contacting us at;

(d) To enforce and/or defend any of our legal claims or rights;

(e) For any other purpose required by applicable law, regulation, the order of any court or regulatory authority.





7.1 Except as expressly set out in this policy we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We will only share your Personal Data as set out in this section 7, including sharing with:


(a) Third parties we use to help deliver our products and services to you, e.g. payment service providers and delivery and shipping companies;

(c) Other third parties we use to help us run our business;

(d) Third parties approved by you, e.g. social media accounts you choose to link your account with us to.


7.2 We only allow our service providers to handle your Personal Data if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your Personal Data. We also impose contractual obligations on service providers to ensure they can only use your Personal Data to provide services to us and to you.


7.3 We may also share personal information with external auditors in relation to the audit of our accounts, and we may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies without telling you to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations if we are required by law to do so.


7.4 We may also need to share some Personal Data with other parties, such as potential buyers of some or all of our business or during a re-structuring. Usually, information will be anonymised but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.


7.5 We may also need to share some Personal Data with other business entities – should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity, or if we undergo a re-organisation with that entity.





8.1 A cookie is a text file that downloads small bits of information to your device.  Our website doesn’t uses cookies, however our Site may contain links to other websites who do, including via our social media buttons.


8.2 Our website may contain links to other websites of interests. While we try to link only to website that share our respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites, and a link does not constitute an endorsement of that website. Once you link to another website from our Site, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its Internet privacy policy and practices. Please check these policies before you submit any data to these websites.





9.1 DATEAGLE ART only retains Personal Data identifying you for as long as you have a relationship with us, as is necessary to perform our obligations to you (or to enforce or defend contract claims), or as is required by applicable law. This will involve us periodically reviewing our files to check that information is accurate, up-to-date and still required.


9.2 Personal Data we no longer need is securely disposed of and/or anonymised so you can no longer be identified from it.





10.1 We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect Personal Data from external threats such as malicious software or hacking. However, please be aware that there are always inherent risks in sending information by public networks or using public computers and we cannot 100% guarantee the security of all data sent to us (including Personal Data).





11.1 In accordance with your legal rights under applicable law, you have a ‘subject access request’ right under which you can request information about the Personal Data that we hold about you, what we use that Personal Data for and who it may be disclosed to as well as certain other information. Usually, we will have a month to respond to such a subject access request.


11.2 Under Data Protection Law you also have the following rights, which are exercisable by making a request to us in writing:


(a) To request access to or a copy of any Personal Data which we hold about you;

(b) That we rectify Personal Data that we hold about you which is inaccurate or incomplete;

(c) That we erase your Personal Data without undue delay if we no longer need to hold or process it;

(d) To object to any automated processing that we carry out in relation to your Personal Data;

(e) To object to our use of your Personal Data for direct marketing;

(f) To object and/or to restrict the use of your Personal Data for purpose other than those set out above unless we have a legitimate reason for continuing to use it;

(g) That we transfer Personal Data to another party where the Personal Data has been collected with your consent or is being used to perform contact with you and is being carried out by automated means.


11.3 Any request from you for access to or a copy of your Personal Data must be in writing, and we will endeavour to respond within a reasonable period and in any event within one month in compliance with data protection legislation. We will comply with our legal obligations as regards your rights as a data subject. If you would like to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at the address below.





We operate in accordance with current UK and EU data protection legislation. If you have any concerns about our use of your information, you also have the right (as a UK resident) to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which regulates and supervises the use of personal data in the UK, via their helpline on 0303 123 1113 – see





13.1 Our Privacy Policy may be subject to change at any time. Any changes we make to our policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.





If you have any requests regarding this Privacy Policy or wish to make a further request relating to how we use your Personal Data as described above, please contact our Data Protection Manager by e-mail at

Gray Wielebinski




Friday 12 July 2019, 18pm — 21pm
Curated by Martin Mayorga and Vanessa Murrell

Led by Justin Hammond
OOF Magazine
Friday 19th July
20pm — 21pm

Led by Lindsey Mendick
Saturday 27 July
13pm — 16pm

Led by Ashleigh Kane
Friday 2 August
20pm — 21pm

Open from 12 July – 2 August 2019
Thursday – Saturday
Open 13pm — 18pm

SEAGER, Distillery Tower
2 Mill Lane, London,

The Sphinx lies proudly; elegant and fierce on the pale yellow sand. The golden specks of her coat glisten under the Arabic sun. Elegant but merciless, a conglomerate of human wit and animalistic brutality, she is the mysterious creature that plots her divine revenge against Oedipus, who initiated her demise in a previous life.


The Scorpion scurries across the arid mud landscape. Faithful but predatory, a deceivingly diminutive creature that derives courage from its poisonous tail. He stealthily conquers Orion, the hitherto undefeatable hunter and giant, and is forevermore immortalised as a constellation.


In ‘Dark Air’, American artist Gray Wielebinski hybridises the Sphinx and the Scorpion in a site-specific installation where two individual creatures have been surgically stitched together in a gruesome amalgamation of bodies. The resulting mutant oscillates between the delicate and the monstrous, the graceful and the grotesque, the human and the beast. Both beings, in their respective mythologies, are threshold figures, mutually entwined in roles of guardianship. In Akkadian myths, ‘Scorpion men’ guard passage to the sun, whilst the Sphinx is a warden at the entrance to Thebes, armed with an entry-authorising riddle.

Rather than display a body of work, this show foregrounds a body as work and as a constantly reimagined patchwork. The grotesque Frankensteinian beast consolidates the body – whether stuffed and stitched or made from flesh and bone – as a site that offers far more than exclusively binary possibilities. It is an object ripe for charging with diverse interpretations, or none at all. The Sphinx-Scorpion, as singular centrepiece, is here emptied of its function – guardian of nothing. A false prophet; a talismanic mascot at a football game. Our expectations are eschewed, as the pilgrimage to the supposed threshold is itself the ritual; the anticipated gateway unexpectedly becomes the final destination.



As a single work in a decontextualized space, the stuffed animal is both filled with a plurality of potential identities and itself fills the blank but expectant space of a white-walled gallery. An open-ended encounter in a closed-walled space, the stuffed giant offers not only itself for contemplation, but its placement within and relationship to its anticipatory hosting space.


The football scarf stand situated at the entrance of the gallery offers the prospect of community and modern balm of commercialism to the disoriented pilgrim, like an illegal merchandiser outside the concert hall. Welcoming an opportunity for ceremonial contemplation, the electric carpet below the piece, its vibrancy evocative of a hearth, is at odds with the flesh-coloured tones of the monster atop it, reminiscent of a sports-uniform enshrouded teammate. Beyond the textile giant itself, these contingent elements encourage additional symbolic interactions with fabric, and explore the very fibres woven into ritualised worship and spectatorship. In this ambiguous space, myth and sport are shown to be intrinsically interlaced and intersect with the layers that comprise religion, revenge, rites of passage, ‘Americanness’ and masculinity.



Wielebinski’s work focuses on the transitory space that exists between concrete labels and what these ambiguous lacunae can reveal. Practices and faiths are opened for dissection, uncovering meaning in everything from the macro to the micro. Americana, memorabilia and the ‘art world’ itself are revealed as forms of myth making. For the artist, the apposition of laborious daily work in the studio with the joys of an exhibition opening night is exposed as a personal vs. performative tension, subject to ritual and attributed significance. Through this show, the artist seeks to explore their own nuanced relationship with their body, gender, socialisation and art whilst rejecting the strict narrative of ‘before and after’ dualities.


* This exhibition has kindly been supported by Arts Council England.


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