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Dustin London
updated: 02/18/2013
website: www.dustinlondon.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, geometric, site-specific, diagrammatic, meditative, process
 
 
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
12 " x  10 " 
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
12" x  10" 
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
12 " x  10 " 
Untitled by Dustin London
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2013
12 " x  10 " 
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2013
12 " x  10 " 
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
12 " x  10 " 
Untitled by Dustin London
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
12 " x  10 " 
Installation View by Dustin London
Installation View
Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
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Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel
2012
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Artist Statement

It is important for me to have a self-generating practice, to set up situations I can respond to and form an immediate dialogue. I begin my current work with a single line, incising it slowly into the surface and following it intuitively, giving myself time to contemplate its direction and intention. It’s all unknown to me until it happens and a piece must be discovered in the making. Working on a black surface acts as a kind of non-space, a total emptiness where my mind can rest and be clear, allowing for a moment of pause, silence, reflection, and meditation. Yet, I’m interested in the dichotomy between this void and a certain bluntness of the surface, which feels like sandpaper or asphalt.

I often feel like I'm in a dialogue with the deepest recesses of my subconscious. It's as though I'm mapping my own visual thought process, forming constellations, puzzles, navigating mazes at the same time I'm creating them. The work references diagrams, folded pieces of paper, aerial views, perspectival spaces, or different kinds of gaming. I’m interested in games as systems and the visual structures resulting from their internal logic. In some ways I’m making abstract games with perhaps a more cryptic or idiosyncratic logic. 

 

Artist Bio / CV

b. 1980, Michigan

Education
MFA  University of Pennsylvania, 2005
BFA  Michigan State University, 2002

Exhibitions
2012 Next in Line: Drawing in the 21st Century, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
Names of Places I've Never Been, Isaac's Gallery, Roswell, NM
2011 Synthetic Zero, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY
Wall Works (solo), Base Space, Brooklyn, NY
2010 True Singing Is A Different Breathing, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY
One Vertical Unwavering Band of Light, Coe College Art Gallery, Cedar Rapids,IA
Here Come the Plants: A Flora-Utopian Transformation, Chicago Calling,Elastic Sound and Vision Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008  The Object Direct, Heskin Contemporary, New York, NY
New Work New York, Mississippi State University Art Gallery, Mississippi State, MS
2007  Works on Paper, Long Beach Island Fndtn of Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ
2006  American Idyll, Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2003  Contemporary Abstraction, Ward Gallery, Detroit, MI
Open Video Call, ICA, Philadelphia, PA

Awards, Residencies
2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY
Jentel, Banner, WY
2010 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2007 Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant and Residency, Johnson, VT

Visiting Artist/Lectures
2008 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Curation
2013 Game Show, MBUS Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
2010 Homespun, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ