A SOLO EXHIBITION BY
Press Release | Athen B. Gallery is proud to announce the highly anticipated, "Casual Decline", a solo exhibition by Oakland based artist Cannon Dill. This is, by far, Cannon's most mature, symbolic and well composed body of work so far yet it is all based around the ideas of uncertainty, expectation and carelessness.
Be sure to join us on October 15th at 7pm for the opening reception of the exhibition. The exhibition features new works on paper, canvases and sculpture. The artists will be present. We're located conveniently off both 12th and 19th St. Bart Stations in Downtown Oakland. If you have any questions, comments, concerns please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Artist Statement | The idea behind this body of work is to convey a careless feeling that was captured in a photograph of me when I was six years old. Unfortunately, the broader explanation seems to be more complicated than I had imagined so I began breaking down the photograph into a handful of reinterpretations through symbolism while exploring a wide range of mediums. I want the paintings to feel important, strong, and full - while retaining their playfulness.
The drawings in the show are a continued conversation from my previous exhibit, "In my Own Time", as if two friends had reconnected with new material to share. I kept revisiting this very simple crudely drawn picture of a falling star, its edges wild with personality and fear.
I kept thinking of myself being 6 again, the bright young star slowly growing older and spiraling into pieces. This is what the show is all about; uncertainty, expectation, and carelessness.
- Cannon Dill
BIO | Cannon Dill was born in Orlando, FL in 1991, raised in the bay area and has been a working artist in Oakland, CAfor the last 6 years. After attending California College of the arts for Printmaking, Dill has pursued his career in Illustration and Painting while continuing to explore multiple mediums ranging from sculpture to large public murals - which can be found in cities scattered across the United States.