It's a sign! by Dylan Mortimer

dylanmortimer-1The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present It’s a Sign!, an exhibition featuring resident artist Dylan Mortimer, on view from 3.8.13 to 4.19.13 with an opening reception Friday, 3.8.13 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Dylan will also present a discussion of  his work, open to the public, on Saturday 3.9.13 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

It's a Sign! is an exhibition of work created during the last two years in residence at The Studios Inc. This body of work deals with signage very directly, so they are literal signs but also "signs" of my journeys and struggles with faith, health, and life. Pieces will include wall-mounted signage and sculptural motion-sensor halos suspended from the ceiling that light up when you walk into them.Dylan Mortimer graduated with a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has created public art installations in eleven states including New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington. Local awards include a 2009 recipient of the Charlotte Street Award, a current residency at The Studios Inc, Kansas City’s Best Artist by The Pitch in 2003, Avenue of the Arts in 2003, Art in the Loop in 2005, and ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Grant in 2008. His exhibition history includes David Zwirnir Gallery in New York, Columbia University, The Longwood Arts Gallery in the Bronx, the Dumbo Arts Center, PS 122 Gallery in New York, Boots Contemporary Art Space in St. Louis, the Aqua Art Fair in Miami, Benrimon Contemporary in New York, the Kansas City Jewish Museum, and the Leedy-Voulkos Art Gallery in Kansas City.Dylan Mortimer is a resident artist at The Studios Inc. The Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City. The Studios Inc is located at 1708 Campbell in Kansas City, Missouri, and open Tuesday through through Friday 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM and Saturday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PMThe 2013 - 2014 Exhibition Series has been made possible through the generous financial support of Jane Hunt-Meade and Benjamin Meade. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.