Reception February 18th, 7 - 10 pm, 2011
In the UAS Mainspace
In Line Dance, Megan Dyck combines conceivably realistic representations of ribbon-like forms along side line drawings that mimic their dispositions in subtly inaccurate ways in an attempt to skew viewers spatial perception. This is achieved through integrating realistically rendered ribbons into similar looking configuration of lines that represent the perspectival characteristics of a bended or twisted ribbon in a faintly non-realistic manner. This intended in-continuity of representing accurate perspective contradicts the conception of the ribbon appearing as it would in actual space. In this series of large-scale wall drawings the artist forms a perpetual pattern of intermingling realistically rendered ribbons with nearly identical forms whose perspective is altered in such a way that the illusion of the aforementioned spacial paradox becomes perceptible. The resulting series of meandering pathways is a playful hybrid of nonsensical interpretations of the ribbon motif paired with actual life studies. Ribbons have become the central muse within Megan's recent drawings on account of their seemingly inherent ability to convey a palpable sense of physicality and spatial depth when represented two-dimensionally.