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"Georgeanne Deen: 1992-2002"
2002-02-16 until 2002-03-17
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
USA United States of America
Los Angeles artist Georgeanne Deen will present 27 paintings executed
over the past decade in an exhibition entitled: Georganne Deen
1992-2002. Deen's exquisite paintings are psychodramas loaded with splendor and
turmoil. She has developed an intensely personal style by juxtaposing
the seductive trappings of fashion marketing with words and images
plucked from the disparate worlds of rock-and-roll, perfume ads, new age
anything, beat poetry, and nursery rhymes.
The result is a peep show
into a fierce and fragile comedy of the human psyche that many of us
would be loathe to lay open. Past series from which she will be showing
key works are The Mother Load, The Vogue Book of the Dead, Un Fuc Me
(and let me live again), Thru The Super Mirror, and The Secret Storm.
Deen was born in Fort Worth in 1951 and attended East Texas State
University. This exhibition will be her debut in Texas. She lived in
New York from 1975 to 1980 before moving to Los Angeles to attend the
California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, and she has lived in LA
for the past 20 years. She has shown her work at the Waikato Museum of
Art, New Zealand; the San Diego Museum of Art, La Jolla; the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Boulder; Entwistle, London; Joseph Helman Gallery, New
York; Exit Art, New York; Museum de Fortuny, Venice; Christopher Grimes
Gallery, Los Angeles; and others.
Running concurrently with Deen's exhibition at The MAC is an exhibition
titled I Gave It All Away For Love at The Barry Whistler Gallery, which
features Deen‚s new three-dimensional works inspired by the music of P J
Harvey, Nick Cave, Portishead, Cat Power, and others. For details about
this exhibition, call (214) 939-0242.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) offers opportunities for
experimentation and for the presentation of art in all disciplines, and
provides a forum for critical dialogue between emerging and established
artists and their audiences. The MAC supports the artist‚s role in
society, cultivates that relationship through education and innovative
programming, and stands as an advocate for creative freedom. The MAC
has been operated by Dallas Artist Research and Exhibition, Inc., a
non-profit arts organization, since October 1994. The MAC is a member
of Dallas Art Dealers Association.