Warren Dykeman’s paintings combine figures with a semiotic chaos of polyhedral objects, cartographic marks, letters and numbers. Whether composed of many impenetrable layers or just a few, the works in his recent series hint at muddled messages and the structure of language.
“This body of work represents a merger between the precision and simple geometric forms of mid-century Swiss graphic design and the awkwardness of folk art,” Dykeman says. “I am swaying between machined, computer-generated elements to an expressive, over-worked vocabulary. I like the surface of my work to be abused.”
“Would I go home again?” is on view at Studio e Gallery (with Davidson Galleries) through Dec. 3.