AMAZING CLAY SCULPTURES BY MEREDITH DITTMAR

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Portland based artist Meredith Dittmar‘s human-animal-plant-energy clay amalgams contain threads of common elements and colors to express deep levels of union across themes of biology, technology, and consciousness. Her characters are frequently involved in quiet expressive moments, or lounge facing their audience so they can share their inner space. Dittmar believes it is this space we recognize in ourselves, and through convening in that space, the interconnectedness of all things is revealed. She sees the act of spontaneous artistic creation as part of a larger practice of being present, and a way to better understand herself and reality.

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Meredith Dittmar “Now You See It, Now You Don’t” @ FIFTY24MX Gallery

Meredith Dittmar opens a new solo show at FIFTY24MX Gallery this Saturday, December 10.

Meredith Dittmar (Massachusets, 1974)  is an artist living and playing in Portland OR. Born near Boston Mass, she grew up in a world of pet pigs, horses, hay-forts and spy games. Follow this with an education in computer science, a career in interactive design, a compulsive need to create, and a drive to Seek and you get the major elements of her person and work.

Dittmar’s human-animal-plant-energy amalgams contain threads of common elements and colors to express deep levels of union across themes of biology, technology, and consciousness. Her characters are frequently involved in quiet expressive moments, or lounge facing their audience so they can share their inner space. Dittmar believes it is this space we recognize in ourselves, and through convening in that space, the interconnectedness of all things is revealed. She sees the act of spontaneous artistic creation as part of a larger practice of being present, and a way to better understand herself and reality.

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MEREDITH DITTMAR/ MINIMART @ FIFTY24MX Gallery, December 10

Mark your calendars for two new shows opening at our FIFTY24MX Gallery this December 10: Meredith Dittmar and a MiniMart group show (with Herbert Baglione, Saner, Jorge Tellaeche, Violeta Hernández, René Almanza, Wendell McShine, Rico Deniro, Miss Van, Kenta Torii).

“High Five!”: Upper Playground Portland’s Five Year Anniversary Opens August 4

Can’t believe it has been 5 years already, but our brothers and sisters to the North in Portland, Oregon are about to celebrate 5 year birthday. They are going to have a big group show at FIFTY24PDX to honor the occasion… here is the press…

Fifty24PDX Gallery presents “High Five!”, a group show featuring artwork from Ryan Bubnis, Bradley Delay, Meredith Dittmar, Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores, Bishop Lennon, Justin Lovato, Munk One, Amy Ruppel, and Skinner.

The evening will also mark the release of a brand new giclée print by Sam Flores, limited to an edition of 50, available exclusively at Upper Playground Portland. Sam Flores will be signing in the gallery from 6pm-9pm. Artists Ryan Bubnis, Bradley Delay, Meredith Dittmar, Bishop Lennon, and Amy Ruppel will be in attendance.

Beer provided by Red Hook, and Over the Top Burger will set up shop outside to slay your hunger with delicious wild game burgers.

The night will continue with the official after party down the street at The Fix at Someday Lounge, with a photo booth, giveaways, and more. DJ Kez, Rev Shines, and Dundiggy will be spinning the best and rarest of hip hop, funk, soul, rare groove, afro-beat, latin, and baile funk.

In Conversation with Meredith Dittmar

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Meredith Dittmar (Juxtapoz #113 ) is featured in our current June 2010 issue, where she discusses the process and intention behind her wildly imaginative and detailed clay sculptures. She’s one impressive lady; read a bit of our interview with her and we dare you to disagree.

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Back Talk with Meredith Dittmar

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Meredith Dittmar (Juxtapoz #113 ) is authentic. This is the overarching feeling you get from meeting her. She is also a damn good sculptor, which is why she is featured in our current June 2010 edition. This lady’s got some wisdom to drop, so do yourself a favor and read her answers to Back Talk.

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