From November 3 through November 26, Nahcotta will be exhibiting the work of Michael Dandley, titled Dreamscapes. The opening reception, free and open to the public, will take place at Nahcotta on Friday, November 3, from 6-8 p.m.
Dandley is bold, thoughtful, and fearless when it comes to the use of color and its vivacity within his work, and is equally skilled in his draftsmanship, which is impeccable. While the architecture, bridges, and forests in his drawings (typically gouache and ink on paper) may be surprisingly and unexpectedly hyper-pigmented, they are executed with unquestionable precision and ingenuity. Everything feels just a bit hallucinogenic, with blazing colors and intense lighting within the most commonplace of imagery we come across virtually everyday, such as houses under construction and a parked flatbed truck, while other imagery stretches the bounds of possibility, as stairwells begin and end in space and massive bridges disintegrate and dissolve without cause.
This is Dandley’s first solo show at Nahcotta, though he’s regularly been a part of Nahcotta’s Enormous Tiny Art shows and has exhibited in two-person shows at the gallery, as well. He’s also shown in galleries throughout New England as well as Denver and New Orleans. The opening reception for Dreamscapes is Friday, November 3, from 6-8 p.m. at Nahcotta.