1. / Artist Statement
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.
THIS SITE REPRESENTS AN INTERSECTION OF ART
& DESIGN, ANALOG & DIGITAL, PERSONAL & UNIVERSAL, & IS A
VIRTUAL INSTALLATION OF CARRIE A. DYER’S WORK.
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 50 national, and international exhibitions in United Kingdom, France, Spain, China, and throughout the United States. She was selected to be published in multiple Creative Quarterly publications, a competitive national art and design journal including No.40, 42 and 47. Dyer received 2 professional American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) awards in Louisville, KY for projects connected to sustainable practices bridging art and design methodologies through the Currant Exchange project, a collaboration with Joyce Ogden, a Joan Mitchel award recipient. In addition, she has received multiple American Advertising Awards that include Gold, Silver, and Bronze. She is a co-founder and the creative director for The FL3TCH3R Exhibit, an annual international juried exhibition based around socially and politically engaged art. Dyer has worked in the graphic design field since 2002 as Owner and Principal Designer of Cloudwhale Design developing creative work for accounts across the country from New York City to Los Angeles. 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. Dyer was responsible for building three contemporary graphic design programs at the University of Central Arkansas, Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University, in addition to being selected to build the graphic design program at Augusta University as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design.
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