Hi there! My name is Aaron Dunn and I just recently graduated from MICA in Baltimore. This upcoming October I will be participating in a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.
This is an incredibly exciting point in my artistic career--and I am looking forward to joining the studio center's vibrant community and having access to its top-notch facilities for a four-week marathon of art making!
My recent sculptures explore the boundaries of painting, recasting the artist as a mad scientist or rogue plastic surgeon. Made from carved, poured & drooping latex paint, these creatures evoke a constantly shifting relationship between object & image, & explore the power play between creator & creation. I've been braiding, cutting, stitching, pouring, piercing & splicing paint; while at the Studio Center I'll be making these creatures even bigger and weirder--and farther away from the wall!
The Vermont Studio Center's residency fee is $4000, but my cost has been reduced to $2300 with the help of a $750 artist grant as well as a $600 work-exchange grant.
I'm on kickstarter to raise $3,000. This $3,000 covers the remaining expenses:
$2,300 for residency fees
$600 for travel to Johnson, Vt from Baltimore, MD; and back.
$100 for art supplies for the residency and shipping of rewards.
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing fundraising program, which means that if I don't raise my projected monetary goal, then none of the funding goes through. Thus, I've set my project goal to $1,000--but I need to raise $3,000.
I've got great PRIZES lined up for anyone who donates to the project--real pieces of my art! It's a great opportunity to collect some things for a constructive cause. More specifically:
-- Juicy original screenprints pulled by me
-- Original limited edition linocuts
--Limited Edition giclee digital prints
--Two different zines
-- Actual paintings from my studio
--The opportunity for a specially commissioned piece!
Thank you so very much for your support !! I truly appreciate it.
see more work at www.aaron-dunn.com
Here are images of the reward pieces in descending order. Larger images can be seen on my website at: http://aaron-dunn.com/index.php?/print/leo-belgicus/
C Leo Belgicus
D The New Natives I
E The New Natives II
F The New Natives I (Chine Colle)
Much thanks to the amazing Courtney Corcoran, who filmed the video and provided the original piece of music in the background with the permission of Dead Mellotron.
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