Meredith DytchMarch 1st, 2011
Meredith Dytch takes the tradition of plein air to the streets of Chicago, revealing vignettes of the city through subtle colors and soft lines. In describing her practice, Dytch states, “I am interested in how our built environment co-exists, often uneasily, with the natural world. In my art, I often explore the way in which we seem embedded within our structures, leading our lives surrounded by looming steel and concrete. Other times I often focus on how, with the passage of time, man-made structures start to become congruent with the nature around them. I like to explore themes of impermanence, loneliness and mystery as expressed by the forgotten and crumbling structures around us.” Dytch earned her BA in Architecture in 1976 at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and has shown recently in Chicago at the Art Loop Open, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Irish American Heritage Center.