PAGES by Suzanne Dittenber
– Opening Reception at Dimensions Gallery
Come join Artisan Alley in our Dimensions Gallery for a solo Show from visiting artists Suzanne Dittenber during the latter part of September thru Mid-October. Her paintings of pages inquire into the proliferation of information alongside our continued valuation of the printed page. Through this body of work, she sorts out a certain dubiousness regarding dissemination of imagery and also expressing sympathy toward physicality and materiality, a determined valuing of the concrete and tactile.
Dimensions Gallery will be open for viewing from 6 to 8 PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, or by appointment. An opening reception will be held on Saturday September 17th from 6 to 9 PM. Located at Artisan Alley, 1607 S Rogers St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Suzanne Dittenber is a visual artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. Suzanne received her BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design and her MFA from the University of New Hampshire. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, the Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency in Brittany, France, and the Heliker LaHotan Foundation Residency on Cranberry Island, Maine. She currently is an Assistant Professor of Art at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., notably at the Evansville Museum of Art, Prince Street Gallery in New York City, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
I begin my painting process observing tangible objects – printed pages containing images. In the sleek, pristine form of a newly released magazine, images are preeminent. But as pages are turned and manipulated, they take on the added complexity of marks, creases, wrinkles, folds, waves. Consequently, imagery becomes servile, accommodating these alterations to the physical form of the page. Two dimensional illusions become relief sculptures.