REED DILLON

Reed Dillon / Alexander Heath Contemporary / Roanoke VA

Alexander/Heath Contemporary
presents an exhibition of
Franklin County, Virginia Painter

Reed Dillon

December 6, 2019 through January 31, 2020

Opening Reception:
Art-by-Night Friday, December 6th, 6 to 10 pm

Refreshments / Music / Parking Map
Gallery located at Campbell Ave SW and 5th Street
(Enter on 5th Street between Campbell Ave SW and Salem Ave)

TO VIEW EXHIBITION AFTER OPENING:
(BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Cell: Edward Hettig, 607.226.2473
Appointment Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 1:30 to 3:30
Fridays, 7-8:30 pm
Contact via Email: hettig@alexander-heath.com

Artist Statement:

Memories cling to us like skin. Like indelible ink, memories stain our consciousness and unconsciousness forever. Memories can be precious as well as tragic. Objects that surround us, connect to memories; they evoke emotions and become metaphors of another place and time.

Reed Dillon’s work elevates to iconic status, common objects that connect to memories. Disproportioned in scale, perspective, and spacial misalignment, objects are juxtaposed with pattern and flat space. Common objects sometimes are rendered to cartoonish and comic affect. His paintings attempt to bridge the gap between the mundane and the meaningful and what is seen at the level of trivial observation and what is believed.

Reed Dillon received his BFA from Art Academy of Cincinnati in Painting and Printmaking and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Painting where he studied under George Ortman. He resides with his family in Franklin County VA.