|Brigham Dimick: At Home and Beyond
oil paintings and charcoal drawings
April 5 through Saturday, April 26, 2014
CLOSED ON EASTER SUNDAY, April 20
Brigham Dimick's new paintings take us on imaginative forays across intersected worlds. A persistent example comes through in images where a centered, well constructed tranquility is extrapolated into - rather exploded into - the wider natural world, where icebergs and continental shelves are now as close as the bathroom sink. We experience in this case a startling intersection of home life with whale migration routes. These are delicately realized paintings of somber and exciting reflection. The architecture of a home becomes the undergirding structure for the planet.
What will the world hold for us? Where are we going? Where do we belong? These are mindful questions that seem to float directly from his subjects' tranquil, half-slumbering or submerged bodies. We are presented a shared world that is at once intimate and dauntingly wide.
Brigham Dimick teaches art and design at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and an MFA in painting from Indiana University in Bloomington.
Video of Brigham's April 4 Edinboro University lecture:
Video of his April 5 opening reception gallery talk:
For a pdf of the Times-Observer article, click here.
For more information on this artist: brighamdimick.com