On View: October 8 – October 26
Hamiltonian Artists presents The Other Side, Brian Michael Dunn’s second solo exhibition of paintings at the gallery. It will be on view by appointment only from October 8 – October 26. All public programs will take place online.
This exhibition includes a new group of paintings in Dunn’s ongoing series of landscapes and still lives rendered in graphic forms and bold color. Drawing inspiration from print traditions including book illustration, textile and wallpaper design, and product packaging, Dunn’s work repositions functional and decorative objects into immersive organic spaces. The artist employs stenciled geometric shapes as standard units, which coalesce into such heterogeneous forms as luxury eyewear, butterflies, flora, and halftone screens. Other images layered throughout the gravelly concrete and dense floral surfaces connote transient states of being (eggs, bones, an apple core), animal habitation (snakes, flies) and devastating production (bricks, chains, paper money and trash). The work is inspired by Dunn’s interest in Apophenia, the human tendency to perceive patterns and meaningful connections in random information.
Also on view is a site-specific installation in the gallery’s front window that replicates a papered-up window much like those seen across the country—acting as both a barrier and an offering—prompting questions about ownership, economic burden, and relief.
*The artist will also be donating 10% of all his sales to Walk the Walk 2020, a group dedicated to registering, supporting and mobilizing underrepresented voters.
APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE: Click here to book a viewing time.