Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mike Hein & Carrie Dickason at Grizzly Grizzly

Grizzly Grizzly is proud to present the work of Mike Hein and Carrie Dickason.
The show opens with a reception on Feb. 4th from 6 to 10 pm.
319 North 11th Street
Philly,  PA
Mike’s work is a reconciliation between the real and non-real. Where the found and fabricated become one thing. I annihilate any hierarchy between the two by creating a narrative that seems natural and believable but at once magic and emotive.
Carrie Dickason:
My studio practice is an act of cultivation, allowing intuitive decisions to inform systems that are highly influenced by observations found in nature. Through the use of common materials I make things in order to engage with my surroundings.
I am intrigued by the intersections of urban and rural worlds where garish synthetic colors collide with subtle tones of brown and green; where geometric outlines of factories and telephone towers abruptly interrupt organic contours of rolling hills. I find these moments fascinating and poetic – as graphic emblems of power and innovation.
Using a personal logic based on these observations, I shift geometric and synthetic substances into organic patterns and forms. Building with a palette scavenged from elements of contemporary life, I seduce viewers into a world of materiality -altering their perceptions of common materials through the use of repetition to create transformation.
These drawings were made under the influence of the eroded landscape of New Mexico, where mirage and atmosphere can lead to losing a sense of what is and what isn’t.

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