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Surface Appeal with Fringe Benefits | works by Myles Calvert

April 8 - May 7

Arts Council of York County – Center for the Arts | DALTON GALLERY

Imagery of recognizable objects, such as toasters, spoons, and ottomans, are combined with specific colour harmonies to suggest a particular emotion based on individual experience. Similar to the ideals of Romanticism, the combination of object and colour reference a unique time period and emotional memory. The experience changes for each viewer based on their life experience to date. Colour palette preferences shift between the biological sexes, with exposure to media trends and influences, and most noticeably with age. Objects may change and become fluid representations of the past yet pull forward a moment that may have otherwise been lost.

 

Surface Appeal with Fringe Benefits is an exhibition consisting primarily of traditional and experimental printmaking processes, and also includes neon installations, changing the lighting and atmosphere within the exhibition space.

 

Myles Calvert’s current work explores the relationships that develop between everyday objects of comfort and color theory. The chosen focal objects have been universal, recognizable and at times, mundane. Calvert questions why they must be objects at all, when the broad subject of landscape should also be challenged. His influences are drawn from printmakers such as Richard Hamilton, Patrick Caulfield, and Josef Albers, but also contemporary painters, designers, and digital artists who exceptionally manipulate color (Flavia da Rin, Anish Kapoor, Mario Testino).

 

Myles’ interests are rooted in the ideals of Romanticism – exploration of unique moments and personal emotion through the use of identifiable shape and color variants. Unique surfaces are explored through print (screenprint, photopolymer etching, laser woodblock, lithography) – specifically, halftone structures and manipulations of those patterns / angles to achieve controllable photographic to distorted variants. The digital glitch present through Adobe software programs drives forward the question of technologies place and developing role in traditional processes. In particular, focus has been on melding traditional woodcut with laser woodcut variants, exploring MDF vs, plywood and plexiglass matrices.

 

Imagery of recognizable objects, such as toasters, spoons, and ottomans, are combined with specific color harmonies to suggest a particular emotion based on individual experience. Similar to the ideals of Romanticism, the combination of object and color reference a unique time period and emotional memory. The experience changes for each viewer based on their life experience to date. Color palette preferences shift between the biological sexes, with exposure to media trends and influences, and most noticeably with age. Objects may change and become fluid representations of the past yet pull forward a moment that may have otherwise been lost.

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Start:
April 8
End:
May 7
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Website:
https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/2022surfaceappeal

Venue

Arts Council of York County
121 E Main St
Rock Hill, SC 29730
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