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Dylan Palmer

January 9, 2013 by 5790projects in Art, Emergent with 0 Comments

Glasswork has suffered an unfair reputation in contemporary art. Glass’ full potential has largely been disenfranchised under the pretense of “decorative” or “craft” practices, but in Dylan Palmer’s hands, it becomes the confounding methodology for his absurdist theatricality. Trompe l’oeil in its most convincing incarnation, Dylan’s delicate sculptures illustrate a minimalist’s application of surrealism. Sealed-air shipping packets, tire tread strips, red Solo cups, and bubbles truly deceive the eye as authentic, oftentimes presented in precarious or humorously impossible configurations. Objects like convincingly plastic cutlery afford insight to Palmer’s pun-riddled commentary on the fragile nature of consumption, as the perception of reality can easily be shattered by means of subjectivity, ideology, and taste. Through Palmer’s painstaking imitations and farcical staging, the vulnerable framework of belief becomes strikingly manifest. www.dylanpalmer.com


About 5790projects

5790projects is a curatorial entity that produces quarterly pop-up exhibitions in Los Angeles, and was founded by Catlin Moore and Matthew Gardocki in 2011. Moore is the Director of Mark Moore Gallery (Culver City, CA), where Gardocki is also Assistant Director. Gardocki studied at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, and is one of the founding members of Igloo Tornado arts collective. Moore is completing her MA at California State University, Long Beach, and is a contributor to several art publications, including Daily Serving, Beautiful/Decay, and ArtLog.

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