Dean is currently studying sculpture but dabbles in two-dimensional work as well. He is the type of artist that I admire but am not naturally, revolving his work around found-objects, allowing the process of making art to be visible, and finding that process to be as valuable as the final product.
If you have the chance, please go there over the next few days to see these pieces. Then, when he becomes famous, you can say you saw his early work in real-life.
The pieces I'm showing are from three different series that all fall under an intrigue with modern female fashion, not only the garments but the industry as well.
One of these series is the paintings of swimming pools I made a couple of months ago that you may read more about here.
The second series features pieces made using stretched fabric. I've painted on some and others I've cut patterns into and layered up.
The third are drawings of magazine photographs on old windows. I used paint pens and sharpies to draw on both sides of the window, creating layers. These were a lot of fun to make.
As I mentioned before, some of this work is there now, and more will be added within the next week. It will be at the downtown Tomato Head December 5 - January 5 and at the new location out west January 6 - February 3. Hope you can stop in.
I will post some more photos of this work once they're available.