Through open systems I create structures that embody personal and universal states of change. After the death of my brother, my work has focused around loss of integral structures and attachment systems. I use skeletal structures juxtaposed with environmental references as an oscillation of micro/personal, to macro/environmental. This direction is connected with the current state of our environment where dependent systems are degrading and destabilizing. Like remnants of lost systems left behind.
The skeletal systems reference personal loss and the human attachment system. The environment becomes the fractured structure that remains; surface and depth; outside and inside; skin and environment. Psychological spaces are transformed into physical environments creating traces of loss that display the degeneration of memory, decline of future expectations, and degradation of prior belief systems. I seek to define complex emotional spaces representing layered moments in time where the dualities of unstoppable forces meet unmovable objects. Through metaphorical juxtapositions, dissected from states of isolation and tension, abstract landscapes are created. Parts and pieces of iconic shapes play as psychological metaphors. The act of organizing these objects creates a formula for understanding.
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Carrie A. Dyer
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA, East Tennessee State University
Carrie A. Dyer is a multimedia artist, designer, and illustrator. Dyer has exhibited in more than 40 national, and international exhibitions in United Kingdom, France, Spain, China, and throughout the United States. In 2006 she presented a paper at the conference Graphically Speaking on graphic design as fine art. Dyer is a co-founder and the creative director for The FL3TCH3R Exhibit, an annual international juried exhibition. Dyer has worked in the graphic design field for over twelve years as Owner and Principal Designer of Cloudwhale Design developing creative work for accounts across the country from New York City to Los Angeles. In addition, she has received American Advertising Awards that include a Gold, Silver, and Bronze ADDY. In 2005, she received a 2nd Place Cover Illustration award for the Student Society for News Design while working at fNEWS Magazine in Chicago, Illinois. She received a Best Art Cinema-Short award in 2007 from the Southern Appalachian International Film Festival. In 2011, she was awarded a 2nd Place Purchase Prize at the American Impressions National Juried Exhibition. In 2015, she was selected to be published in Creative Quarterly No.40, a national art and design journal. Dyer built two contemporary graphic design programs at the University of Central Arkansas and at Spalding University before her current position as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Augusta University in Augusta, GA.
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