About Dim Media
Dim Media is a Twin Cities based multimedia collaborative. The ensemble combines the styles and talents of Charles Denton, Blaine Garrett, Ivy Sendrijas and Joe Lipscomb. Primarily painters, the group also works in illustration, animation, and writing. They publish their own zine “Coffee Crumbs”, a series of children books, paint live for local musicians, and record a podcast. Their individual styles are as diverse as the places they’ve exhibited work: local venues including galleries, coffee shops, an acupuncture clinic, downtown night clubs and salons.
Meet the Artists
Blaine Garrett Blaine Garrett grew up in Northwest Wisconsin and moved to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a minor in art. Art was his passion from an early age but he developed a strong interest in software and Internet technologies in high school. Having long been a drawer and painter, he has more recently been experimenting with other mediums such as concrete, fluorescents, as well as digital mediums.
As the founder and former Executive Director of the non-profit Adamantine Arts and as a member of Dim Media since 2007, Blaine has been a part of numerous exhibitions and worked with a variety of organizations including Articulture, Virtual Warrior Ink, and Stevens Square Center for the Arts
he became president of the board of directors of Adamantine Arts, formerly Art Attack, a non-profit Minneapolis based arts community.
He continues to collaborate and exhibit with Dim Media and Virtual Warrior Ink. Joe toggles between painting and digital media.
“For those that don’t know dim media, or understand visual art let me explain these guys. An artist is someone who makes and creates what he sees, feels or reflects, it is lucid state, or funtime* They put hard time & thought and most try to be individual as this gives them a stronger voice in a choir.
Dim Media is a collective, they work on something, and then pass it around and others alter and change what they just spent an hour doing. This is so intelligent, not only do they break a barrier that most will live their entire lifetime and still not realize, from the start, from the get go, they break it, they understand it, and continue.
Their work in the exhibit reflects this, you can’t even tell who did what, or what is where because its all one dream. One dreamland, or one mind. A connection. They have achieved this and humbly present their masterful work. Not only does it reflect individualism or self-expression, it is a collage of change and transition. It is a stamp of time, their friendship and talents, signature. Style. Class. Immortal. Great work.”
- Jacob Alexander