Warren Dykeman – solo exhibition
Would I go home again,
with Davidson Galleries
opening reception November 12th 6-9pm
October 21st – December 3rd
hours: Friday & Saturday 1-6pm, or by appointment.
Warren Dykeman’s new body of work for his studio-e show carries forward a language the artist continues to expand finding new ways to involve familiar elements.
Multiple means of communication dominate his image making. He is attracted to the power of letter forms and the related use of the stylized human figure applied to universal directions and signage. Whether used as a forest cluster, a grid, or paced for maximum impact against a neutral background; the images are demanding of the view’s attention. This bold image making is further supported by his use of color, which is seldom nuanced but rather bright for vivid punctuation.
The disgorged jumble of letters and forms make a direct reference to communication. Adding to this his figures, robotic and silhouette renderings, imply a directive. Whatever the combination of elements, they contribute to the artist’s special language and a hope that the viewer will find a connection to the decree or message they represent.
Sam Davidson & Miranda K. Metcalf,