January 5, 2009
Recent Work by Artist Brigham Dimick presented at Webster University’s Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery presents recent work by artist Brigham Dimick. Based in Edwardsville, Illinois, Dimick’s new work combines personal and collective narratives about imminent and occurring danger, both real and imagined. In his works on paper, he invents a context surrounding his body, playing on ideas of effacement and chance. The use of charcoal in the work draws a parallel between his subject matter and the physical material used to create, providing a record of the body. Dimick is also concerned with the tensions between intellectual and emotional responses to forceful disruptions, and the varieties of visual systems we employ to both measure and portray natural forces. Shifts in scale relationships are utilized to engender metaphoric interpretations. In his paintings, he employs arterial systems such as highways and branches to suggest collective culture and embody personal allegory. The works are responses to a personal experience of anaphylactic shock and serve as a creative outlet in order to explain his brush with mortality. Both compositionally and conceptually, he approaches the organization of these “branches” as a point toward the effects of anaphylaxis within the vascular system. Ultimately, the form of a human body and/or remains acts as a memorial site in order to create empathy for catastrophic events experienced both personally and collectively.
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency And with support from the Regional Arts Commission
January 16 – February 13, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 16, 2008, from 6–8 p.m.
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment.
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
Visual Arts Studio, Webster University 8342 Big Bend Blvd.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment
Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Call 968-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brigham Dimick earned his MFA in 1991 in Painting at the School of Fine Arts at Indiana University. In 1985 he earned his BFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. His selected recent solo exhibitions include: Brigham Dimick: Mortal Bodies, Jacoby Art Center, Alton, IL, 2008; Brigham Dimick: Waxworks/ Drawings, University Art Gallery, The University of the South, 2007; Confluences Invitational Exhibition, Center for the Arts, Lungwha University, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C., 2005; Brigham Dimick: Constructions/Entropies, Catich Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, 2005. His selected recent group exhibitions include: Plane/Text, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2007; In Our Own Backyard, Lancaster Museum of Art, Mainline Art Center, Erie Art Museum, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University, 2004-05.