Dean Project is delighted to announce Jacob Ouillette’s exhibition “Recent Works”.
For his first solo exhibition with the gallery, Jacob Ouillette has created two installations and five large-scaled oil on canvas paintings all dated 2010. The works in this exhibition have transformed the gallery into a monumental display of color, making the gallery space a stage where the viewer will experience a sense of being engulfed and captivated all at once.
For over a decade, Jacob Ouillette has been creating works using ideas of color and geometry as tools to address his interest in the “the metaphysical possibilities of abstraction”. His paintings, which possess a sense of physical movement defined by their balanced color composition, textures, and light are an endless visual experience in constant transformation.
His experience with the landscape of Maine, his home state, has influenced his understanding of place-position. His work incorporates conceptual visual elements of space-surface material in addition to basic shapes and simple brushstroke gestures. His paintings result in singular spaces of expansiveness built upon physical actions of chance and control, creating a metaphysical presence.
Jacob Ouillette has a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design. His works have been featured in the Start Tribune and The Wire. He has received fellowships from both the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Edward F. Albee Foundation.
This exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with an interview by Kamal Ayyildiz and an essay by Jill Conner.