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Timely Preparation for
Future Eventualities
, 2009
Acrylic mirrors, wood,
8' x 24' x 6'
Photo by the artist

Owen Mundy and Joelle Dietrick

Just as a mirror makes a room seem bigger, Owen Mundy and Joelle Dietrick hope to make the beach seem longer. The acrylic mirrors allow for endless variation of reflection and distortion, extending the landscape and reflecting a desire for increased consumption as well as contemporary concerns with the current housing crisis and shrinking coastlines.  By allowing the viewer to see the back of the mirror facade, the ìpropî is revealed.

Mundy and Dietrick have collaborated on several large installations that highlight social, economic and environmental problems in our country. Dietrick received her MFA from the University of California, San Diego.  She is currently a Visiting Professor at Florida State University in Tallahassee.  When not collaborating with other artists, Dietrick explores issues of female identity and national identity, especially issues related to proximity to global powers.  Mundy is an artist who works in photography, video and digital media.  He also received his MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at Florida State University.

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