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Dylan Neuwirth POST HUMAN CONTEMPORARY GUTTER GLAM 1977 A.D.
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Jeff Gerber (aka RAVEN) I AM NOT A STREET ARTIST – THE STREET IS ART

#TRACKSTARS explores themes of abandoned spaces, pop culture, and marginalization to connote the emptiness behind slick veneers of the city. Both artists consider urban space as places where transformation occurs, like alchemy: in these public, liminal spaces filth can turn to gold, and a single step can mean a life redeemed…or demolished. Using found objects, glass, neon, and shiny surfaces, they create objects and installations commenting on memory, social constructs, fame, and the dirt behind the high gloss.

Dylan Neuwirth’s solo work was most recently seen at 2012’s Bumbershoot Festival. His enormous suspended neon sculpture—titled NOW—was his concept of time, memory and the future made tangible. He has mounted recent solo exhibitions at Punch Gallery and Urban+ Gallery in Seattle. Raven (Jeff Gerber) mounted an installation at CoCA Belltown in 2012, titled You Will Get Through. The artist recently returned from learning about Hindu and Sikh methods of meditation in India, which has influenced the work in this exhibition.

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