I'm showing work with my friend Michon Weeks in Saint Paul's Midway area at Space 369 from April 1-30. Titled Universe-ity, this series was inspired by things along University Avenue near the Dow Building (Space 369's home). We'll be showing separate work as well as collaborative experiments. The opening reception is Friday, April 7 from 7- 9 p.m. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays, and by appointment. There will also be an artist talk on April 29 from 2-4 p.m. The address is 2242 University Ave. Saint Paul, MN. Click here for more info.
In January 2017 I had an exhibit in Mankato, MN at the Conkling Gallery at Minnesota State University, about an hour and a half drive from the Twin Cities. I titled it Research Room because I used the opportunity to get out of my small home studio and experiment with some different ways of working: sculpture, new print techniques, and new ways of generating ideas. I also collaborated with Josh Winkler's printmaking students on a large print of a mini golf course. Students made features for the course and I made the grass pattern (a laser-cut wood block) and planned the arrangement.
My painting Hubert H. Humphrey Metrdome, 1982 is in the Vikings Art Collection at the new US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. It's hanging in one of the hallways in the "Gold" section of suites.
I've been making small books as a way to generate new ideas. I find the size very freeing - it's not so daunting to fill up seven pages. Because they're printed on one side of a sheet of paper, they are easy to share. You can print and fold them at home by following this link and instructions. The photo is by my friend Nicole who has been collecting the books at work.
Amateurs, the second novel by by Dylan Hicks, is out. It was a privilege to make the cover art and lettering. One of the perks was getting early access to this funny and thoughtful book. Here's a great starred review from Kirkus. Read more about the process of designing the cover on my projects page and buy the book here.