‘becoming’ exhibit heads to North Lake
Featuring work by faculty artist Brett Dyer
, the exhibit becoming will be on display in the North Lake College (NLC) Central Campus Gallery
September 21 through October 17. Described as “honest, vulnerable and raw,” becoming features a variety of mixed media. A gallery talk will be held for the public Monday, October 14, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. as well as an artist reception Thursday, October 17, from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
“Once when I heard of Texas artists I thought of landscapes and cowboys and Native Americans,” explains Dyer. “Then I saw a retrospective by Rauschenberg and it changed my life. The mix of printmaking, paint, photography, found objects…all part of one single piece of art. It was amazing.”
Inspired by the 1950s Combines of Robert Rauschenberg, artist Brett Dyer pairs non-traditional objects with 2-D materials to create art. For example, a computer hard drive may become a figure’s halo, while a painting becomes the canvas for yet another new painting.
Much of the collage work in Dyer’s pieces remains invisible to the naked eye. For instance, Dyer often uses his canvas as a journal, scribbling current emotions or penning an untold story before ever picking up a paintbrush. It’s a sort of “emotional priming,” he says. This is consistent with his ability to work out imperfections as he creates, allowing “mistakes” to become part of his final vision.
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