Image courtesy of Artist Joelle Dietrick.

Joelle Dietrick

The Sherwin Series

Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
February 9 - March 9, 2012

Albany Museum of Art, GA
January 15 - April 15, 2012

Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton
October 24 - November 18, 2011

Holzhauer Gallery, Northwest Florida State College
October 31 - December 15, 2011

South Gallery, Florida State College
October 27 - November 23, 2011

Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University
November 11 - December 13, 2010

The Sherwin Series is a group of paintings, prints and animations that remix foreclosed homes and Sherwin-Williams 2007 Color Forecast paints. Sherwin-Williams chose the colors during the height of the housing bubble before the foreclosure epidemic began. Dietrick developed the series in 2010 with the end of the housing crisis not in sight.

Color forecasts have always been inextricably linked to commerce and politics. As Greg Castillo explained in his recent talk at Columbia University’s conference, Architecture and the State: 1940s-1970s, the color choices of post-WWII domestic interior walls and appliances were exported overseas to sell the American way of life that were not always well-received. With the psychological impact of a US housing crisis in mind, Dietrick contrasts harmonious color palettes with fragmented forms. The combination looks for updated ideas for sustainable design.

This exhibition travels to other universities in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

About Joelle Dietrick
Joelle Dietrick is an American artist and DAAD grant recipient recently based in Berlin, Germany and now in Tallahassee, FL. Her recent housing research complicates deeply rooted ideas about place. With attention given to public and private space divisions, she combines digital and traditional art media to echo the fragmentation inherent in contemporary global economic systems. Selected exhibitions of her work include MCA Chicago, MCA San Diego, Long March Space Beijing, ARC Gallery Chicago, Soho20 New York, the Tina-B Festival in Prague and Venice, Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, and Transitio MX Biennial Mexico City.

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