OMNIA AT BAM EXHIBITION

OMNIA is a solo exhibition by Dylan Neuwirth open at Bellevue Arts Museum through March 24, 2019.

Installation view of  METANOIA  at Bellevue Arts Museum in collaboration with VR Artist Grant Kirkpatrick and Audio Artist Fritz Rodriguez — image by Nathaniel Willson © 2018.

Installation view of METANOIA at Bellevue Arts Museum in collaboration with VR Artist Grant Kirkpatrick and Audio Artist Fritz Rodriguez — image by Nathaniel Willson © 2018.

OMNIA

OPEN THROUGH MARCH 24, 2019 AT BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM

I am pleased to announce my first solo exhibition in a museum. OMNIA opened at Bellevue Arts Museum on October 12, 2018 with a performance of METANOIA and runs through March 24, 2019. This discursive, elliptical show draws from over a decade of research and fills the museum from the exterior to the interior and onto their website with work in light, video, performance, digital art, and sculpture. I know my work won’t change the world, but it changes me — that's all I can hope for in a world gone insane.

HIGHLIGHT


NEW FOLKLORE: manipulated digital video screen capture of browser-hosted Flash performances featured on the Bellevue Arts Museum website.

ESSAY


Opening night performance of  METANOIA  at Bellevue Arts Museum in collaboration with VR Artist Grant Kirkpatrick and Audio Artist Fritz Rodriguez — image by Bellevue Arts Museum © 2018.

Opening night performance of METANOIA at Bellevue Arts Museum in collaboration with VR Artist Grant Kirkpatrick and Audio Artist Fritz Rodriguez — image by Bellevue Arts Museum © 2018.

OMNIA

AUDREY BROWN ON OMNIA AT BAM

“Walking away from the performance, I felt as if I had briefly been sucked into a black hole, only to be returned to Earth and not quite know what happened, just that I was a little different after. What he did was humbly profound, equal parts devastating and magical.”

— Audrey Brown

PRESS


You might associate neon artwork with commercial signage, but Neuwirth, creative director at Western Neon, has made it an intimately personal and confessional medium.
— Seattle Magazine
Following a pair of solo shows at Oxbow gallery, and a Bumbershoot installation, Seattle artist Dylan Neuwirth lights up Bellevue Arts Museum with his neon reverie, OMNIA. Here his mix of light, virtual reality, performance, and sculpture will extend from BAM’s exterior to its interior, in an attempt to chart our fractured 21st century existence.
— Seattle Met
Dylan Neuwirth transforms the entire museum into an enormous metaphor for the cycle of life through five exhibitions composed of neon, video, performance art, digital art, and sculpture.
— The Stranger

EVENT


Installation view of  METANOIA  at Bellevue Arts Museum in collaboration with VR Artist Grant Kirkpatrick and Audio Artist Fritz Rodriguez — image by Nathaniel Willson © 2018.

Installation view of METANOIA at Bellevue Arts Museum in collaboration with VR Artist Grant Kirkpatrick and Audio Artist Fritz Rodriguez — image by Nathaniel Willson © 2018.

METANOIA

PERFORMANCE ON FEBRUARY 3, 2019 FROM 7:00-8:30 PM AT BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM

OMNIA includes a presentation of METANOIA, an autobiographical body of work created with my mother and sister alongside VR Artist Grant Kirkpatrick and Audio Artist Fritz Rodriguez. What began as a 27,000+ word artist statement in 2016 that mined my family's past and our shared addictions eventually morphed into a sculptural installation, performance piece, and virtual reality memoir. As a part of OMNIA, this multimedia experience will be performed a final time. Audience is limited to 50, RSVP to attend event.