With Themes of Imagination and Abstraction, This Exhibit Challenges the Viewer in Numerous Ways
This Saturday, gather your friends and head to Galveston Arts Center for a special opening reception in honor of Jeffrey Dell! The Texan artist and department head at Texas State University opens his latest exhibit, Maquette Moon, on April 27th. Join in on the fun beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Jeffrey Dell’s exhibition, Maquette Moon, features a new series of screenprints that continue his abiding interest in space, color, pattern, and perception. Dell explores the human tendency to read into images for symbols, depth, and promises of pleasure. Mixing the languages of visual graphics and trompe l’oeil, Dell’s images create larger questions about the viewer’s imagination, blurring distinctions between actually seeing and projecting that which we want to see.
As an artist known for painterly/printerly abstraction, Dell’s flaps and portals can resemble moons, spaceships, aliens, the unknown, and various objects of longing. All of the titles for individual works are stolen from titles of science-fiction novels published in the 1970’s – novels for which famed illustrator Chris Foss did the cover art. Dell acknowledges the influence of Foss from hours spent staring at his images, both projecting himself into those futuristic worlds and consuming the promised pleasures depicted. Maquette Moon echoes the wistful narrators of these novels.
Jeffrey Dell has headed the Printmaking department at Texas State University for 18 years and currently lives in San Marcos, Texas. Recent exhibitions include the International Print Center of New York; The Print Center of Philadelphia; Rochester Contemporary Art Center; Art Palace Gallery, Houston; and Galleri Urbane, Dallas. Dell was commissioned by The LINE Hotel to produce two large unique editions for their newest location in Austin, TX, in 2018.
Hear from the artist during an intimate exhibition reception at Galveston Arts Center on Saturday, April 27th. The event will extend until 9:00 p.m., with an artist talk scheduled for 6:30. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.
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Saturday, April 27, 2019—6:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Galveston Arts Center
2127 Strand Street
Galveston, Texas 77550