Dike Blair’s recent sculpture conflates painting and sculpture, packing and crating. There are also references to wall treatment, graphic design, and the humanity and imperfection of the hand made, as well as a play between figuration and abstraction. Framed paintings on paper are displayed on upright, wooden, cratelike sculptures and when the works are in storage or transport the artworks are stored within. In some of the pieces, the front panel of the crate is removed and laid on the floor directly in front of the sculpture, much like a tongue sticking out of a mouth. In these instances, the display of the empty white interior adds a discussion of the qualities of and relationships between inner and outer lives. Dike Blair was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania in 1952 and currently lives in New York City. He attended University of Colorado, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and received his MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He began exhibiting with Feature Inc. in 1997 and this is his fifth one-person exhibition with the gallery.