Joan Mitchell Center

Dillon Gardener

Bronx, New York
Mixed Media
Early Art Practitioner AIR
July 1–26
Instagram: @hotdirtychaii @verydirtyhands

“In New York City, I am constantly being exposed to multiple forms of street art. The idea that you can take up space wherever whenever is my biggest inspiration. I believe art should be accessible to all audiences, and I love sharing my art in public spaces.”

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Dillon Gardener is a multi dimensional artist. Dabbling in various mediums, ranging from performance to visual immersive installations, Dillon’s work explores themes of nature, magical realism, and spirituality. They believe that life on this three-dimensional plane is one big game of manifestation. The more work they put into their own evolution, they believe their work will reflect the same spark to help ignite the evolution of others. Through their art practice, Dillon wants to inspire people to create freely and understand that art is not only found in a gallery space; art exists and can be found everywhere.

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Save yourself

Save yourself

2017, mixed media on canvas, installation for Heath Gallery Hang night

Get well Soon

Get well Soon

March 25, 2018, cardboard house, plastic tablecloth, paint, installation performance piece, done in Oakland, CA

Healing

Healing

2/20/18, Floral arrangement photography, photography by Cavier Coleman

Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

July 2016, rope and flowers, installation in Fulton Park, Brooklyn

The funeral

The funeral

July 2018, flowers, cardboard, spray paint , mirrors, interactive installation

God is always calling

God is always calling

May 2017, photo from a performance piece at the St Patrick Cathedral, documentation by Carl Cornelius

Coming in

Coming in

2018, Performance piece, performed at Spread in Brooklyn, NY

I am going to pass on a hot steamy romance

I am going to pass on a hot steamy romance

September 2018, photo print and paint , mirror installation for poolshow la