DEAN PROJECT is excited to present its new exhibition Lucid Fence. The group show features the paintings of Yasamin Keshtkar, Pierre Obando, and Adrian Tone, and sculptures by Jehoshua Rozenman. Opening reception with artists Thursday May 3rd from 6-8pm.
Lucid Fence showcases works that demonstrate the pursuit of risk in artistic production. These four artists embrace the element of risk to create works that visually show their commitment to this idea. Whether in process or choice of material, the risks these artists take visually manifest themselves in the works included in the show.
Yasamin Keshtkar’s paintings probe the nature of the two-dimensional image through experimentation with process and material, which imbues her paintings with a remarkable sense of tactility. Adrian Tone’s works similarly interrogate the painting process, calling attention to the works’ physicality and the material application of paint. These investigations of the potential of the painting medium result in images that evoke a wide spectrum of feelings, ranging from excitement and a sense of unrestraint to sensations of joy or fear.
Employing a matrix system composed of dots, Pierre Obando demonstrates the possibilities that considerations of process can offer. His paintings are reminiscent of newspaper and computer imagery with their accumulation of dots of varying sizes. The viewer is then responsible for completing the image as his eye follows the lines and forms of the painting; the works’ enigmatic nature demands an inquisitive and active role from the viewer.
Jehoshua Rozenman’s sculptures represent the risk that the artist takes in his choice of material. Seemingly constructed in a precarious manner, the glass works invoke feelings of rawness and decay with their rough appearance. The use of fragile material and dangerous angles of construction heighten the viewer’s awareness of the risk the artist has taken with his compositions, ultimately evoking a sense of alluring danger.
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