421 Lake Street Shreveport
Hosted by The Agora Borealis
Join the Agora Borealis Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM for a closing reception for artist Dean Dablow. Hors d’ oeuvres and libations will be served. Dablow’s series of painted panels with cut outs will be featured on the gallery wall now until February 17th.
Dean Dablow is a photographer, sculptor, and painter with painting being his present interest. He retired from Louisiana Tech University after 31 years, serving first as head of the Photography Program and then taking the reins of the School of Art as the Director. He is currently showing a series of painted panels with cutouts that push the limits of where the work ends and begins, exploring the use of negative space to create a greater whole.
“By cutting away sections, the panels on which I now work echo or integrate the structure within the painted surface,” states Dablow. “There are no frames in place to fence off the viewing of the object. The sides of the paintings are painted, replacing the frame. They are whole and unadorned. I think of these paintings as objects of silent reflection, mystical, and metaphysical.”
The artist points out that there is no hidden meaning except for the visual experience. His intention is to make that experience emotionally moving.
For more information about Dean Dablow or to see more of his work you can visit his website deandablowart.com. He is also having a solo exhibition at the Firehouse Gallery in Baton Rouge, LA March 3 – March 30, 2018 with a reception being held Saturday, March 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.