Dylan England: Lawn Order | Curated by: Dana Tyrell
Opening Reception: Friday November 9th 6-9PM | INVITE
On view: November 8th-November 30th
Sugar City is pleased to announce our forthcoming exhibition “Dylan England: Lawn Order”. This exhibition is the first comprehensive solo exhibit of Buffalo artist Dylan England; England has had smaller solo exhibits at Dreamland Art Gallery (2016) and the now-defunct 464 Gallery (2014).
England has been referred to “the region’s most gifted artist working in collage…” and his work “…potent and endlessly fertile..”. His new body of work builds upon an established aesthetic of graffiti-esque-scrawling overlaying found images. Lawn Order digs into the tangled mythos of suburban utopia, and seeks to forge a space where identity can flourish amid manicured lawns, bucolic landscapes, and the claustrophobic nostalgia of history.
“Lawn Order” is an embrace of suburban rituals and habits. It is the paranoia birthed from the banality of the mundane. It is finding comfort in routines. The images of schools, sports fields, houses, lawns, and wildflowers allow for the extrapolation of personal narratives concerning youth and memory.
Dylan England is a mixed media artist living in Buffalo, New York. Dylan graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2010 with a degree in Visual Arts and New Media. Much of his work consists of collage, photography, drawing and the relationship between music and the visual medium. He plays guitar and yells a lot in the band Del Paxton.