MASS Gallery is pleased to present Funky Junction Oracles, an exhibition of new works by Austin-based artist Dylan Reece.
On view from October 17th to November 7th, Funky Junction Oracles employs a variety of media — prints, photography, painting, animated GIFs, and sculpture — to illustrate Reece’s attempt to fix meaning in a world characterized by ever increasing flows of information and rapid change in the complexity of social systems. Drawing from a range of sources that include the pop-metaphysics of the ’70s, the classical art of Greece and Rome, the internet, vintage nature books, rave culture, and Modernism in art, the imagery for much of the work is unified by an underlying sense of idealism and progress gone awry.
Reece’s formal strategy incorporates a wry sense of humor, a graphic bluntness, and campy rehashings of art historical tropes to examine the space between the idealistic ethos of his source materials and their failure to realize these goals over the course of history.
Dylan Reece was born in in Garland, Texas in 1982. He received a B.F.A. in Design from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. He has exhibited work at the UT Dallas CentralTrak, Okay Mountain Project Space, MASS Gallery, the Creative Research Laboratory, LMNL Gallery, The Austin Museum of Digital Art, and the Helen Day Art Center in Vermont.
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