by Chelsea Dean
Friday, December 9th from 8p - Midnight
Ongoing from the 12th - 23rd, 2011
When was the last time you could be a part of an art show, scored a $25 hand-printed/painted kick ass piece of art, WHILE also helping unveil a larger piece as each print comes down?
Fact: NEVER (most likely)
And as usual, booze accompanied by Ryan Wenger's luscious tunes.
Chelsea Dean’s work represents salvation, the discovery and salvaging of history by suspending spaces and homes in time. As viewers, we witness the evolution of these homes through history, and of her attempt to capture transformation through her medium and process. Her process is one of carefully controlled chaos, as she documents the deterioration of Southern California mid-century modern architecture and uses those images to convey decay, and to comment on hope through the filling of negative space. Dean’s process is an integral aspect of her work, because it’s through the weathering process of the architecture, contrasted with her delicate and precise treatment of those photographs that her detailed pieces are formed, and elements of the architectural landscape are (re)formed.