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Playing Inside a 2015 Subaru Forester

Updated: Nov 6, 2023

Works by DUMPTRUCK Arts Collective

On view October 6 - 28, 2023

Dale Brock and Visiting Angels Gallery

Exhibition Text

DUMPTRUCK refuses to ignore the beauty in the everyday. In the instance of Playing Inside a 2015 Subaru Forester, the artists walk you through the home of your early-20s midwestern artists’ commune (a shared 3-bedroom apartment). There is life to be found in the ephemera of an artist’s space, complete with discarded cans and thoughtful messages left for each other. Enjoy walking through the artists’ home, noting the vignettes the residents have left for you to admire.

Artist Statement

The Midwest often gets pegged as being monotonous or dull. DUMPTRUCK rejects this. The region can be a comfortable and beautiful space when it is given the correct lens. There is a beautiful sense of community that is underwritten, and the collective brings light to those details. DUMPTRUCK strives for a vibrant and soft retelling of an otherwise overlooked landscape through the artists’ perspective.

Artist Bio

DUMPTRUCK is a Cincinnati-based fiber arts collective established in 2021 by Ron Biernat and Hailey Fulford. The two artists met while attending The University of Cincinnati and have been displaying their work regionally ever since. The art collective uses found fibers to create

immersive installations consisting of soft sculptures and pictorial tapestries. DUMPTRUCK emerged from the two artists’ love of the Midwest and their desire to relate their own queer experiences to the landscape that raised them.


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