BIO / Brian Carey grew up in Kalamazoo and earned his BFA in printmaking from the Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University in 2014. Following his residency he will begin looking at Graduate Schools in pursuit of his MFA.
ARTIST STATEMENT / As the pace of scientific and technological discovery continues to accelerate at an ever-increasing rate, we may find ourselves in the unique situation of being ill equipped to inhabit the world that we have created. The advancements achieved as part of the Digital Revolution have made communication easier while, at the same time, making social interaction more ephemeral and superficial. It is becoming more and more difficult to find meaning in our consumer driven society that always promises more than it can deliver and favors the few at the expense of the many. My work is both a search for meaning and a voice to articulate the ambivalence that I feel toward the world around me.
I view the repetition involved in printmaking as a progression toward clarity and order. The mental process of breaking my original vision into its various component parts, creating them digitally or by hand, and then printing them in the proper sequence so that they create a dialogue amongst themselves and for the viewer is an impulse that gives my life purpose.