Michael Dotson


Cleveland-based artist Michael Dotson is interested in the appearance of things, especially through the lens of fashion and architecture. Dotson looks at how individuals and spaces become dressed up and made to compensate or fight against an otherwise mundane body or landscape. Created under the principle that fascination comes out of boredom, Dotson has taken structures such as sports arenas as a point of departure to explore the aesthetic value of these spaces over their function. Through this process, the sports field environments become a seemingly arbitrary space divided by linear patterns. Last year, the artist graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art which has been followed by exhibitions at Spaces Gallery and Frontroom Gallery in Cleveland and Playspace Gallery in San Francisco.