The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College presents:
“Brett Dyer: Anthroposophy”
September 8 – October 2, 2015
Reception: Thursday 9/10 4-6 pm
Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery
El Centro College
801 Main Street / Dallas TX 75202
Gallery Hours: M-W 10-4, TR 10-7, F 10-3
As our opening show for the fall semester, the H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition by artist and educator Brett Dyer.
Dyer, who is currently full-time instructor of art at North Lake College in Irving, previously taught at El Centro College, in addition to teaching at Tarrant County College and Collin College. He is the 2015-16 Presidential Scholar at North Lake College, and was the 2014-15 Faculty of the Year recipient at North Lake, in addition to receiving the 2012 Excellence in Teaching for Adjunct Faculty award at El Centro College. The artist completed his MFA from Texas Woman’s University in 2005, majoring in Painting and minoring in Intermedia Arts.
His paintings mix together acrylic, encaustic, and collage, in an eclectic and expressive style. His subjects tend toward an ambiguous abstraction, with hints toward spiritual figuration or religious symbolism, and sometimes include personal diaristic scribblings. As the artist says in regard to his choice of title for this exhibition: “The word anthroposophy comes from the Greek and has the literal meaning: wisdom about the human being (anthropos = human being; sophia = wisdom). Its broader sense is ‘awareness of our humanity’.” He continues, in describing his process, to say: “My work has developed over the years from representations of images and emotion towards a more heartfelt style of expression. Instead of thinking before I create, I think as I create and resolve formal problems as I work through a piece.”
“Brett Dyer: Anthroposophy” will be on view from Sept. 8th through Oct. 2nd. For more information, please contact gallery director Randall Garrett at 214-860-2115.