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John Dean - “John Dean, Tuesday in New York”

April 1st to 28th, 2017

Tuesday in New York is a search for subject matter that floats between absolute realism and the fringes of abstraction at the same exacting moment. An analysis of fire escapes is the theme for this series, where Dean gives definition to foreground and background in a compression of details and texture that assemble into these façades and divide themselves into repetitions. He composes the picture plane into a limited set of motifs that include metal staircases and their partnered shadows, allowing us the pleasure of the gaze to find the barest evidence reminding us that these are dwellings where people live in a major city. Reflections in windows carry hints of a lamp turned on in the hidden interior; the evidence of humanity cloistered away in these ordered geometrics. (Derek Michael Besant R.C.A.)

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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Nyc, So Ho 6 2015

Technique: archival ink jet print, edition of 8

Dimensions: 22.5 x 32 in.

Price: $1,975

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