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Midwest Markdowns Closing and Panel Discussion

Please join us at Wave Pool Gallery on Saturday March 24th at 6pm for the closing reception and panel conversation for Midwest Markdowns. The panel will feature the perspectives of a number of the artists exhibited in the show including Scott Vincent Campbell, David Corns, Scott Holzman, and L.D. Nehls. Phil Dickinson will moderate the panel, framing a conversation that supports the work in the show and addresses multiple experiences of creative practice in the Midwest.

Originally from the UK, Phil Dickinson moved to the US in 1988. His writing has appeared in Hyperhiz, Journal of Beat Studies, The Beat Review, Black Camera: An International Film Journal, British Writers Supplement, and With The Eyes of The Angels (forthcoming 2018) . His four-year autofiction project, Mere Pseud: The Secret 1980s Journal of a Teenage Modernist, is now in its third year. Mere Pseud emerges from the stain of a particular place at a particular time—the North of England in the early 1980s, the era of the Miner’s Strike, CND, Rock Against Racism, of Thatcher, the Falkland’s War and mass unemployment, an era that marks a turning point for British society, the advent of what we might call neoliberalism. Mere Pseud mixes diary entries, cultural observation, teen confessionals, an enduring love for UK postpunk band The Fall, image-meditations on memory, and spoken word fragments; it’s a reckoning with the passages of time and the spectral intermingling of futures and pasts. Phil Dickinson works at Bowling Green State University. 

Here are links to the project itself: 





Earlier Event: March 14
Poetry and Pie
Later Event: March 31
1954 Miles