October 6, 2017

New etchings
by Michael Dickins

The Framemaker is proud to present “Conflicted,” a new series of etchings by interdisciplinary artist, Michael Dickins. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on October 6, 2016. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of October during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Michael Dickins is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is created with a variety of media including photography, printmaking, drawing, installation, sound and video. His combination of both digital and material processes allows him to create pieces that are both expressive and engaging, currently creating work that engages political and social concerns.

He holds an MFAIA from Goddard College and a BFA from Georgia Southern University. Dickins has exhibited around the Southeast as well as Augusta, Maine; Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, Pa., Pittsburgh, Pa., Denver, Colo., Houston, Texas, San Diego, Calif., Berlin, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey. He has twice been a featured artist at {Re}Happening at Black Mountain College, and has received commissions from the Pittsburgh Playhouse and the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company for original sound score and projection design.

Dickins is currently the Director of Galleries for the Department of Art and Design at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.

“Conflicted” is a growing series of etchings that is heavily influenced by Francisco de Goya’s “Disasters of War” series and currently includes 13 plates. Each laser-etched plate features imagery derived from video stills of current Middle Eastern conflicts from videos uploaded to YouTube.