Exhibitions | “John Dean, Relics of Havana”

Colonial blues photo ed 8 29

John Dean - “John Dean, Relics of Havana”

April 1st to 28th, 2017

Relics of Havana is comprised of photographs John Dean captured while on a trip to Cuba in 2013. He spent a week exploring the old city, searching for the “unrestored” buildings essentially untouched since the revolution 60 years ago. The photographs were made with a Hasselblad digital camera, which produces extremely high-resolution images and are printed on Moab Entrada Fine Art Paper using archival ink jet.

As Dean’s images often do, the photographs reference painting as much as they do photography. Meticulously composed, with fine detail, they invite contemplation and discovery.

About The Artist

John Dean is a Calgary-based photographer whose artistic and commercial career spans 40 years. He graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1975 and was awarded the ACAD Alumni Award of Excellence in 2002. His work has been widely exhibited and is included in numerous public and private collections, including The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts permanent collection.

Dean's visual explorations of the fading structural remnants of past lives, abandoned and neglected, find new life within the formalized context of his photographs. Whether it's within the windswept expanse of the prairie landscape or facing the onslaught of urban growth, we see the evidence of hard work, ingenuity and perseverance.

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Colonial Blues 2017

Technique: archival ink jet print, edition of 8

Dimensions: 29.5 x 38 in.

Price: $2,475

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