Paul Dean : Flowers that kill
SECOND WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 03/13, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 03/10 AT 4 P.M.
With his newest BRG exhibition, artist Paul Dean continues to use found objects and mixed media in creating collages which speak to perspectives of past, present, and future. Perpetually interested in time, its structure, and our experience of it, Dean speaks of the importance of realizing that the current moment is paramount and that the past and future, despite mental projections, is unfathomably vast and opaque.
“Just as science has shown that everything observed is affected by the observer, we can only look at the past from the perspective of the present,” Dean explains. “In this sense the past is a mirror, and it is a particularly tricky one. It is as if we were looking through translucent layers with varying optical densities, as events are obscured or seem to merge with the passing of time.”
Paul Dean currently serves as a professor of color theory, typography and graphic design history at Louisiana State University. Dean also serves as a freelance graphic designer and performs as a DJ.
His work has been exhibited at the Slidell Cultural Center, the LSU Union Art Gallery, The Southwest Missouri State University Student Exhibition Center, the University of Florida and the Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff Missouri.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Christopher Brumfield, Leslie Elliottsmith, and Tom Richard. All works from these four artists are on view, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun) through March 27, 2019.