Stephen Dean Exhibition

Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe

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AMERINGER | McENERY | YOHE announces an exhibition of recent works by Stephen Dean.

Stephen Dean is a New York City based artist whose work summons the mesmerizing physiological and cultural phenomena of color. In his large-scale video installations, works on paper, and sculptures, Dean combines an ethnographic approach, using a precise sampling of objects and rituals, with an uncanny sense of poetic exploration and restless observation. His works are both illusionistic and physically present.

Dean further explores the possibilities and applications of color in the two bodies of works on paper exhibited.

The crossword puzzles contain close to 100,000 dots of watercolor playing with and against the printed pattern of the black squares, which creates glowing and fluid tapestry-like diagrams.

You are here, a series of three-dimensional works on layers of Chinese calligraphy paper, or rice paper, with glass head needles marking the intersection of lines, substitutes calligraphic and textual elements for units of saturated and transparent colors.

Both series serve as vehicles for reflecting upon everyday cultural practices and generate a total immersion in a color-coded space.

At first, appearing as analytical geometries of Minimalism, the works move towards free flowing polychromatic fields.

Playing with ideas of series and sequences, variation and repetition, is in Dean’s case an end in itself, the seed or ingredient for making a picture and the picture itself.



from January 07, 2016 to February 06, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-01-07 from 18:00 to 20:00


Stephen Dean

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