In the Dark creates parallel narratives between historical reference and constructed futures, isolating scenes to stage new forms and to highlight collective fear, desire and fantasy. These works exist in an in-between space that both connect and disengage with reality, forging a suspension of disbelief as a way to explore body politic and representations of memory.
Dean Dempsey earned his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009. His photoworks have been exhibited at several national and international galleries in North America, Europe and Asia. He has been included in over 15 reviews and publications; most notably he was featured for a cover story in the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 2010. Dean Dempsey is currently in a traveling group exhibition now at Light Work, and set to have a solo exhibition in the spring of 2012 in Milan, Italy at the MC2 Gallery. He currently lives and works in New York City.