Chris Hedrick's statement:
My work, whether sculpture, painting or mixed media, is generally defined by creating illusions. I like to challenge the viewers' sense of reality by creating objects/images, that are naturalistically rendered, but seem to behave either counter to the nature of the material - or the images portrayed.By using wood to replicate objects made of other materials - like a soft cotton sock - I like to create illusions that contrast perceived reality with actuality. It's especially effective when the wood appears to take on non-wood-like qualities described by words like soft, pliable, limp, flimsy, melting, draped, folded or fuzzy. The image choices usually reflect my lifelong interests: reptiles, surfing, wildlife, cars, and tools. But there are other images that are also mainstays in my visual vocabulary; meat, dolls and bananas, and I have no idea where these come from.About d.m. allison:
Owned and operated by Dan Mitchell Allison, d. m. allison and NAG studio are dedicated to the exploration of new and emerging talent, as well as a venue for established work and large format archival digital printing on fine art papers, canvas, plastics, and a wide variety of media up to 60"x 200." Nau-haus Art Space is located at 223 E. 11th St.in the Houston Heights. Gallery and Studio phone: 832-607-4378 Gallery hours @ d. m. allison on Colquitt are from 11 to 5 pm, Thursday through Saturday and by appointment. For more information about d. m. allison and Nau-haus Art & Graphic and our Colquitt gallery contact email@example.com or visit us on line at http://www.dmallisonart.com
Chris Hedrick, Forgotten, 2011, Alaskan yellow cedar, 9" x 24"
Chris Hedrick, Airing my dirty laundry, linden with bailing wire
Chris Hedrick, Everyday Panties, linden with nail
Chris Hedrick, Tightly Whities, linden with nail