Friday, Oct. 9 • 6-8 p.m.
Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery
113 Clairemont Ave. in downtown Decatur
On view through Nov. 30
Gallery open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm
Joe Dreher considers himself a social artist and creates work mainly described as installation art. The pieces in this series use a number of tools and mediums including photography, murals, street art, wheatpaste, painting, sculpture, architecture, poetry to name a few. People are his primary interest. “[People] are not obstacles, or heroes, or rogues, or saints. They are people – dimensional and deep,” Dreher states and his multi-dimensional work reflects that idea.
“There are no strangers in your world when you meet people fully prepared to accept who they are. My work does not seek to capture or take from them but to give and to elevate them.”
More About Joe Dreher
Joe Dreher prides himself on making art that is low in cost but high in concept, fast in execution but lasting in relevance, inclusive and many times interactive. He welcomes and enjoys collaboration and has a way turning personal projects inside out, finding a way to make the work be less about the author and more integral to a community. He has collaborated with all types of artists including dancers both as a performer and exhibitor. He is inspired by other artists and people in his community and believes in giving back for the opportunities he has been given. He does so by creating opportunities for others to create. No matter how his work evolves, or media he explores, he centers himself through his affection for people.
See more of his work at josephdreher.com.