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In an era where we feel increasingly displaced from the natural world, due to polarizing ecological rhetoric or the ever-encroaching role technology plays in our daily experiences, I believe there exists a need for the unreal, the unseen. This is not a call for fantasy, but rather a radical restructuring and reevaluation of the world around us. We can no longer treat images as mere facsimiles, or the physical world as infallible verity. One needs to simply turn on the news and switch between channels to experience alternate realities. My preferred arena is one of contradictions, where time, space, and history ebb and flow to reveal something mystical at the edge of preconception. By convoluting the truth of the landscape image through my process, I strive to reveal its artifice, documenting a new world designed to interrogate our expectations of ‘natural’, and what may occur when both technology and nature leave us behind.

My work dissects the relationships between imaging technologies, climatological anxieties, and our liminal experience. Playing off trends of scientific skepticism and conspiratorial thinking, I employ a crypto-documentarian methodology to build uncanny realities that are neither completely factual nor fictitious. These worlds exist in digital models and photographic alchemy, shrouded in unsettling familiarity. Trained in printmaking, I approach images as ever-shifting layers, blending together drawings, prints, and photographs, allowing moments to calcify as others erode. Styrofoam rocks populate prairies. Digitally generated fog obfuscates rocky coastlines. Hand-written notes hide in laser-burned passages. Sometimes apocalyptic, sometimes meditative, I meticulously distill the visual histories of ecological disasters with an imperfect digital langage to ultimately arrive at no-place, nowhere: the culmination of our collective anxiety.

Ash Cycle
Graphite flocked screen print and scrylic on paper
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Myles Dunigan
Is the Dark Going to Catch Us
Laser-engraved graphite, wax, and screen print on paper
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Myles Dunigan
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Myles Dunigan is an American artist and educator born in Massachusetts. His work addresses ecological anxieties and the role of technology in imaging the natural world through the apocalyptic and the uncanny. Dunigan was trained as a printmaker at the Rhode Island School of Design and holds an M.F.A. from the University of Kansas. His recent exhibitions include the International Printmaking Center of New York, the Boston Public Library, the Far Eastern Museum of Fine Art in Khabarovsk, Russia, and Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. Dunigan currently works at the University of Florida and resides in Gainesville, Florida, where he is considering getting a cat.

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Saratov
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Napa
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Highland Park
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london
United Kingdom
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