MANUAL TRANSMISSION: FOURTH GEAR

ARTIST INFORMATION & LIST OF WORKS

 

Breck Hickman

Breck Hickman is a human who makes art. For the most part a painter, she tends to make work focused on the human body. While her work is figurative in nature, every now and then it pushes into the genres of abstraction and landscape. Much of her practice initially focused on body horror as a way for her to address concerns of mental health and gender dysphoria. As she has gained comfort in her identity, her work has shifted to explore ideas of trans-humanism, boundaries, personal intimacy, and gender identity. Currently a BFA candidate at the University of Minnesota, Hickman’s work has been shown in institutional, alternative, and DIY settings around the Twin Cities.


“Focusing on intimate details, I am providing glimpses of the various means I go about editing my body as well as the edits themselves. These necessary changes to my “natural” body are carried out obsessively in an effort to create a form in which I can comfortably call home. I extend myself into the required mechanical and chemical tools and assume them as my third party organs. Through painting these personal interactions I aim to find new levels of self realization and acceptance, as well as explore semi-fluid materiality, in relation to paint and the body itself. Boundaries of the flesh, self intimacy, and gender are pushed and stretched as I continue to walk the line between self love and self obsession.”

Instagram/ @breck_the_ok


Jasmine Peck

Jasmine Peck works primarily with clay, creating hand built sculptural forms. She explores the intersection of multidisciplinary practices incorporating drawing, printmaking and performance alongside her ceramic work.

“Clay is plastic; it can take on and hold any shape ascribed to it. I draw parallels with the plasticity of clay being similar to the human body, a clean slate for experience to mold and shape an understanding. Creating bodily forms, I explore questions of material transcendence. I imagine what things look like inside of my body. Playfulness in my forms lends for an entry point into my work. Toeing the line between silly and seriousY, I utilize ambiguous shapes to bring about bodily awareness. Through my practice, I tackle my own anxieties and questions of the unknown and unseen workings inside the human body.”

Peck received her BFA from the University of Wyoming, where she also participated in a post-baccalaureate program, and is presently finishing her MFA program at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She has also studied abroad in Turkey, London, and Berlin. Peck’s work has been shown in a variety of institutional, gallery, and alternative spaces in the Twin Cities, Wyoming, and Germany.

Instagram/ @thejazzler

 

2D work by Breck Hickman
[Starting next to main garage door and moving counter-clockwise around the space.]

Venus, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
250 dollars

Pillvaries, 2017
Acrylic on stretched canvas
200 dollars

Smoothish, 2017
Acrylic on stretched canvas
200 dollars

Work Equals Zero, 2017
Acrylic on stretched canvas
200 dollars

Nettle, 2017
Acrylic on stretched canvas
200 dollars

Pry, 2017
Acrylic on stretched canvas
200 dollars

Late Onset Adolescence, 2017
Acrylic on stretched canvas
200 dollars

Waiting, 2017
Mixed media on paper
70 dollars

Fool’s Errand, 2017
Mixed media on canvas stretched over masonite
370 dollars

Rewiring, 2017
Mixed media on paper
70 dollars

Viscous Mesh, 2017
Acrylic on stretched canvas
200 dollars

 

3D Work by Jasmine Peck

Gibbosity Distribution, 2017
Porcelain and fabric
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Blue Velvet, 2017
Porcelain and fabric
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GibTum, 2017
Porcelain and fabric
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