Arik Roper
The Hidden Dimension
Exhibition: October 24 through November 28, 2009

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24th, 7 to 10 pm

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Brimming with delicate, surreal imagery, Arik Roper’s The Hidden Dimension examines alternate states
of being that exist within and beyond everyday awareness. These realms unfold as everyday consciousness is
interrupted through dreams or other capacities. Exploring these transcendent elements, Roper’s paintings and
drawings feature epic landscapes of the mind, natural artifacts from the past and future and other cerebral
peculiarities.

Based in New York City, Arik Moonhawk Roper is an illustrator, painter and graphic designer. He graduated
from the School of Visual Arts in 1995 specializing in illustration and silkscreening. He has since evolved a
creative and personal style while contributing to the world of music-related visual art and packaging. Roper
has developed a name creating record covers and music merchandise for a variety of bands including cult
favorites Earth, Sunno))), Sleep, Howlin Rain, and High on Fire, and more mainstream acts like The Black
Crowes
. He is also a contributing artist to the well-regarded Arthur Magazine. His work encompasses diverse
fields of design while maintaining a distinct style, ranging from black-and-white illustration, meticulous
lettering and logo design to rich abstract landscapes. His imagery springs forth from the depths of a fertile
imagination, invoking psychedelic visions, ancient dreams, and idyllic natural environments. With an interest
in mythology, consciousness, psychology, religion and other timeless subjects, Roper mixes the light and the
dark within his art to reveal imagery which is at once strangely unique, distantly familiar and always soaked
with an earnestly fantastic aesthetic. His latest book project, Mushroom Magick (Abrams, 2009), is a vividly
surreal collection of exotic fungal species from around the world.

“The Hidden Dimension,” drawings and paintings by Arik Roper runs October 24 through November 28,
2009, at Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening
reception, on Saturday October 24, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For more information,
contact Fuse Gallery at 212.777.7988 or fusegall@fusegallerynyc.com.