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January 27, 2011 to March 25, 2011

Yesterday’s Tomorrow: New Works by Dylan Beck

Dylan Beck’s mixed media sculptures incorporate the use of ceramics with materials common in construction, retail and home environments. Using iconic décor such as filigrees and other ornamentals found in architecture, his primary subject is the affects of suburban sprawl on the environment. Parallel to this, Beck is also aesthetically influenced by typography, using satellite and aerial images to form the basis of his final forms. As Beck notes, “Within this domain, my interests range from concepts of land use and automobile-centered planning to the psychological effects of living in the ‘non-places’ of a hypermodern world. Hypermodernity has created places that have no relation to the natural environment in which they reside. These places include airports, shopping malls, and various housing developments among others.“

Beck received his M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Recent exhibitions include: Flux, Three Person Exhibition, Invitational, Naked City Gallery, Wichita, KS (2010) ; Rooted In Place, International Group Exhibition, Invitational, Steve Wilson Gallery, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY (2010); ILL COMMUNICATION, Solo exhibition, Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, New York, NY (2010); and Red Heat: Contemporary Work In Clay, National Group Exhibition, The University Of Tulsa, School of Art, Tulsa, OK (2010).

Tags: ceramics, mixed media