“Acropodium” Features Paintings by MFAST Alum Mark Dixon at Artspace Liberti in Philadelphia

Artspace Liberti is proud to present its March exhibition, Acropodium, paintings by Mark Dixon. This exhibition runs from March 1 – March 30, 2013. The reception for Mr. Dixon will be held on Friday, March 1, from 6:30-9:30PM.

Dixon’s paintings explore individual and group memory. His current body of work incorporates public monuments and their attempt to memorialize an event or person in the larger public consciousness. Dixon embraces both the figurative elements of monuments as well as the modernist, minimal elements of post-World War II memorials. Translated into the medium of paint, this dialogue between the figurative and the minimal takes on a different set of questions related to painting in contemporary art practice.

“The goal of these kinds of public works is to provide a meditative space with little pictorial distraction, allowing viewers to project their own versions of the event onto the space and/or unto the sculptural objects present. These new strategies derived from a minimalistic aesthetic, have found a place in my paintings. By employing and recalling public historical works in this way my intention is to invite inquiry into the meaning and function of our monuments and memorials as well as reflect on the relationship between private and collective memory.” – Mark Dixon

Artspace Liberti is a multi-discipline arts venue organized and maintained by Liberti Church East located at 2424 E York St. in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail artspaceliberti@gmail.com to arrange a visit. Viewing is also possible during Sunday church services between 9:00AM-1:00PM.

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