The Conversation
Dylan Neuwirth

November 3 - 26, 2011

Opening Reception: 5 - 8pm
First Thursday, November 3, 2011

“We’ll slide down the surface of things.”
– Bret Easton Ellis, Glamorama

The Conversation is a total installation composed of seven iconic works by Seattle artist Dylan Neuwirth. With a conceptual focus, Neuwirth has created a monumental neon piece, four large-scale digital prints mounted on Plexiglass and a minimal, multimedia self-portrait that are centered around a larger than life size, gold-mirrored blown-glass skull.

Sampling narrative from the title character’s monologue at his jester’s graveside in Act 5, Scene I of Hamlet to create an autobiographical account of finding oneself at the crossroads in the bottom of a bottle, Neuwirth’s exhibition is a hubristic postmodern meditation on enhanced personal excess. Collisions of reality, memoir and fantasy are reflected in the works’ decadent surfaces to construct a meta-narrative concerning a possible redemption by the power of personal transformation within the conflicts of the contemporary American landscape.

As a whole, the exhibition refracts collective questions of morality and value in a society of spectacle defined by violence, self-destruction, isolation, dread and doubt.

Born in 1977 in Athens, Dylan Neuwirth received his BFA in Sculpture from The University of Georgia. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington.


Hours:
Noon-5pm Thurs-Sat, or by appointment.
Closed Thanksgiving

Next Exhibition:

2011 Juried Exhibition
(more info)


 



Dylan Neuwirth
The Conversation

2011, Photograph by Nathaniel Willson



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