Monday, February 18, 2013

March 2013: Mark Dixon- Acropodium




Artspace Liberti is proud to present its March exhibition, Acropodium, paintings by Mark Dixon.  This exhibition runs from March 1 – March 30, 2013. The reception for Mr. Dixon will be held on Friday, March 1, from 6:30-9:30PM.

Dixon’s paintings explore individual and group memory. His current body of work incorporates public monuments and their attempt to memorialize an event or person in the larger public consciousness.  Dixon embraces both the figurative elements of monuments as well as the modernist, minimal elements of post-World War II memorials. Translated into the medium of paint, this dialogue between the figurative and the minimal takes on a different set of questions related to painting in contemporary art practice.                                                                
“The goal of these kinds of public works is to provide a meditative space with little pictorial distraction, allowing viewers to project their own versions of the event onto the space and/or unto the sculptural objects present. These new strategies derived from a minimalistic aesthetic, have found a place in my paintings. By employing and recalling public historical works in this way my intention is to invite inquiry into the meaning and function of our monuments and memorials as well as reflect on the relationship between private and collective memory.”

Mark Dixon was born in Greensboro, NC and grew up in Northern Delaware.  He received a BFA in Painting from the University of Delaware in 2001 and an MFA in Studio Art from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. He currently teaches art at Lakeside School located in Horsham, PA and lives in Glenside, Pa. 

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While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail us at artspaceliberti@gmail.com to arrange a visit. Viewing is also possible during Sunday church services between 9:00AM-1:00PM.

Artspace Liberti is a multi-discipline arts venue organized and maintained by liberti church east located at 2424 E York St. in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia.



1 comment:

  1. Hey Rob, what time does church wrap up there? I'd love to come see the exhibits, but will have to miss the next opening as well. Or will you be there this Saturday (23rd)?

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