Bellevue Arts Museum to present first solo museum exhibition from Dylan Neuwirth

July 23, 2018
Images: Trylon, Dylan Neuwirth, 2015. METANOIA (installation details), Dylan Neuwirth, 2015 – 2018. All photos by Nathaniel Willson

July 23, 2018
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Dylan Neuwirth: OMNIA is on view at Bellevue Arts Museum October 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019.


Bellevue, WA – Bellevue Arts Museum presents the first solo museum exhibition from Dylan Neuwirth, a Seattle-based contemporary artist working with light, space, and interactive technologies. OMNIA, which opens October 12, represents the culmination of Neuwirth’s artistic journey over the past decade. The exhibition features five interconnected bodies of work that trace a metaphorical life-cycle—and by implication the life of Neuwirth—from the cosmic to the personal, including work in video, performance, sculpture, and neon.

Works for the exhibition will spread throughout the Museum, starting with the exterior and extending into the digital realm. MCMLXXVII/MMXI will be mounted discreetly to the exterior of BAM’s first floor, to be sought out by the curious or discovered on accident by the unwary. The second exterior work, SOURCE CODE, a neon tower of universal symbols, will occupy one of the Museum’s recently re-opened balconies and face directly out onto Bellevue Way. In the Forum, Neuwirth will premiere a commission for BAM titled SCREENS, a major new work that will provide a compelling tech-noir background to Bellevue's fall and winter streetscape.

In the Museum's second floor Boeing Gallery, BAM will re-present Neuwirth’s METANOIA exhibition, a searing combination of installation, virtual reality, and performance that presents the artist’s personal struggles through a series of representational objects, some found, some crafted. Finally, BAM’s website will host NEW FOLKLORE, an online presentation of digitally altered Flash performances mining the artist’s personal histories of addiction and redemption.


Dylan Neuwirth (b. 1977, Athens, Georgia) is a contemporary artist working with light, space, and interactive technologies. He has participated in numerous solo, group, and public art exhibitions including curatorial and web-based projects. His work is in private and institutional collections, and has appeared in Creators, Brooklyn Magazine, Artslant, Artsy, New American Paintings, Artnet, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Beautiful/Decay, WIRED, and VICE. From 2007–2016, Neuwirth was as a Project Manager with Chihuly Studio. He is currently the Creative Director at Western Neon, Executive Director at Western Neon School of Art, and lives in Seattle, Washington.


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