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Joelle Dietrick

Artist Statement Submitted 2016

My paintings, prints, and animations explore contemporary nesting instincts and their manipulation by global economic systems. To mirror network automation, the artworks involve custom code to push the practice of painting forward. Many of the paintings are made with house paint directly on the wall, and the palettes are from color forecasts, either created just before the housing bubble burst or in response to the recession. Some are outdoors, like my spring 2015 commission for a permanent mural, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts; others are indoors and temporary, like my summer 2015 Warhol Foundation Commission for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville’s Project Atrium Series. All are architectural in scale, and they against the push against the ceiling and walls next to the surfaces that they inhabit.

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