dylan bradway

july 7 // dylan bradway

Dylan Bradway - Warming Up

Join us the evening of July 7 for the opening night of our newest exhibition featuring the work of Dylan Bradway.

This exhibition will be in part a retrospection featuring works, largely unseen, created over a span of eight years. This show will also include many new pieces created in 2016.

ARTIST RECEPTION Thursday, July 7th // 6-9pm
LIVE ON THE PLAZA Friday, July 8th // 7-11pm
Exhibit runs July 7th - August 7th

Dylan Bradway - Blue Flower

Dylan Bradway

Dylan Bradway

september 10 // dylan bradway

Keeping it close to home for September, we have new works in the gallery by our very own Dylan Bradway. Vibrant colors bring playful energy to his new paintings while intriguing images build the sense of a deeper story. Many of the works are inspired by a recent sketchbook that draws upon scenarios in his life including "the experiences of the past and present...whether inspiring or traumatic."

We will also be releasing a limited run of full color shirts and pencil bags with Dylan's new work during the artist preview reception on Thursday Sept 10th from 6-9pm.

Read more about the artist below.

Join us Thursday September 10th from 6-9pm for the Artist Preview Reception the evening preceding our regularly scheduled 2nd Friday Opening the following night during Live On The Plaza.

RSVP to the Facebook Event here.

Artist Preview Reception: September 10th // 6pm-9pm LIVE On The Plaza Opening: September 11th // 7pm-11pm Plaza District Festival: September 26th // 11am-10pm Exhibit Runs September 10th – October 5th

Artist Questions Where are you from? Born in Oklahoma City and call it my home today.

How did you get started? Growing up in a creative environment, my focus on visual arts started solidifying towards the end of high school. During college I pursued a degree in Graphic Design with my art serving as more of a personal outlet. Since 2006 I've been building on my artistic career with strong involvement in the local art scene while developing connections outside of the state.

What inspires you? Life, dreams, faces, friends/family, along with my beautiful and talented wife. The experiences of the past and present are influential whether inspiring or traumatic. These influences present themselves in my art, sometimes without conscious intention which can allow myself and others to interpret their meaning.

What is your medium/process? Lately I've been working mainly on wood panels using acrylics and inks, with the subtle embellishments of colored pencil, graphite and spray paint. Usually starting with a loose sketch, I build up layers with washes of color, then focus on finishing the piece with precise line-work. The concepts usually take shape during the sketching process without much planning and I hardly ever use specific reference material which allows for a more fluid thought process.

How would you describe your latest body of work? I've been working within a vibrant color palette to not only break from old habits but to have fun and see what comes from it as I move forward. Many of the pieces are based on sketches I've been compiling over the past year or so, during a time of inner focus and growth for me. The images seem to flow freely as I let my mind relax and allow myself the space to create.

What advice do you have to artists? Keep your mind open, keep growing, experience life and make some art.

What are your goals for the future? Push myself to create more art on a regular basis, with or without a specific project to work towards. Be involved in more public art, which has become a passion of mine. I also want to travel as much as I can, even if it's just a day trip somewhere close by.

sean vali

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sean vali: october 12th

Sean Vali is a hard guy to nail down for a show, but we caught him in between his travels to hang some new works in the shop. Sean likes to collaborate with other artists and is well known in the live art circuit. Just to change things up a bit, we will be collaborating on some live work with Sean out in front of the shop during his opening, more info below. The Plaza District is also teaming up with Fowler VW for a Plaza wide costume contest with Plaza gift cards as prizes! More information about other LIVE events and registration for the contest here: http://www.plazadistrict.org/category/live/

As an added bonus we (Amanda & Dylan) will be collaborating with Sean on a new fresh piece. The "canvas" is the super cool and very modern new furniture creation of Larry Pickering called the Adironagami chair. It will be available for silent auction. Below is the raw steel version.

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mizzo: september 9th

Mizzo

mizzo: september 9th

We are so excited for the opportunity to host works by Switwerland based artist and designer Mizzo (real name Myriam Gamperli). Mizzo is an urban artist who has worked in fine  art and also as an independent designer for Volcom, Carhartt, Gravis, Diesel and many others. Her works is an animated mixture of art and design. You can see more at mizzo.ch. This is one show we have been looking forward to all year!

Dylan is also having show across the street at gallery 1614 at the same time during the Plaza walk. They will all be brand new works on paper!

longboard deck show

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longboard deck show - friday october 23rd 7-11pm

It's been a year and we're still here! This in itself is cause to celebrate, but we decided to go all out and make it a part of our longboard deck show that's been in the works for the past 8 months. We have given decks to a variety of local artists to customize. In case you aren't familiar with longboards, these aren't regular skateboard decks they measure roughly 3' in length and ride a lot like a surfboard would on cement. We will have DNA shirts, freebies, beer and wine available for this one night reception! Find us on the map here. Customized decks by local artists: Cassie Stover, Ashley Smith, Josh Reynolds, Shawn Vali, Sara Atlee, Josh Heilaman, Bombs Away, Brandi Downham, Kris Kanaly, Fernando Cassias, Jason Pawley, Matty Lynch, Shawn Winfield, Tanner Frady, Stephanie Evans, Michael Combs, Dusty Gilpin, Eric Lyons and Brooke Rowland

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help me get to germany - friday june 26th

Dylan Bradway of DNA Galleries has landed a show in Germany in September at Nice/Nice Exhibition Space. So now he needs to raise some funds to get there.

We will be holding a fundraiser on Friday June 26th at DNA Galleries from 7-11pm. There will be a raffle for some original artwork from Dylan, and if you buy a raffle ticket you get an art print, so that's a win win win. We will also have a limited run of some new t-shirts made especially for the event, many new art prints and some limited edition screen prints.

So come out, have some fun and help support you local artists!

Josh Heilaman April 10th 2009

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friday april 10th, 2009 - josh heilaman w/ dj garistotle 

This is going to be a great show and one of our biggest this year! DNA will be hosting the work of one of our favorite artists and close friend, Josh Heilaman. The opening will be from 7-11pm and  feature the funky musical stylings of DJ Garistotle along with a limited edition tshirt release.

We will also have new prints by resident artist Dylan Bradway. All proceeds from the purchase of these prints will go to raise money for his trip to Germany in September. He he has been invited to have a solo exhibit at Nice/Nice in Hannover, Germany, but he needs your help to get there.