John Erwin Dillard, MFA 2024

Thesis Exhibition: February 28-March 2 

Reception: March 1, 6-8 pm 



God is a Circle. Worship, for It Chews but Does Not Consume, 2023, resin, fiberglass, silicone, wood, aluminum, glass, epoxy, 54" x 38" x 28". 
Grand Illusion in Copper, 2023, cobalt glass, wood, 66" x 23" x 21". 

Artist Statement

My studio is like a place in the book Deuteronomy. It is the site of my covenant with a higher power that motivates and guides me in my work. It is where I confess my identity and loyalty to humankind, in which my studio becomes a space of continual and unfolding conflict. As I work, I am continually probing, cutting, rearranging, and organizing my innermost concerns. The topics of science, magic, technology, and religion often reappear as major subjects, mainly because I believe that all four of those things are exactly the same, just structured differently.  

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