Meanderings by Valerie Dillon, Feb 2021

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Meanderings

A Journey of Embracing the Unknown by Valerie Dillon

 

On View in the DeSoto Family Vault February 24 – April 25, 2021

Meanderings features a collection of collagraphic prints by artist Valerie Dillon. With these pieces, the artist illustrates her journey of shifting between known and unknown spaces.

Dillon “meanders” between familiar methods and experimentation with a combination of traditional materials and deconstructed found objects. This process is intuitive, with no strictly planned composition. A variety of dynamic combinations of shapes, colors, and patterns are the result. The artist relinquishes control and relies on her artmaking experience to organically guide the process, embracing the beauty and excitement of moving into unexplored spaces. 

 

Artist BIography

Valerie R. Dillon is a teaching artist from Denver, CO who currently resides locally in Hershey, PA. She has a BFA in Art Education and Fine Art Printmaking from the Metropolitan State University of Denver in Colorado and a MFA in Studio Art from The Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Art, focusing on both printmaking and sculpture. Her artwork has been juried into exhibitions both regionally and nationally. Recently, Dillon was a live-in resident artist at Rubber City Prints in Akron, Ohio for three months. It was there that she started exploring the collagraph printing techniques found in her most recent work. Learn more about Valerie Dillon at https://vraedillon.portfoliobox.net

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