April 2006: Bill Dean Assemblages

Bill Dean will be showing his recent assemblages constructed of found objects/materials.  By the positioning of dissimilar materials, he creates a narrative.  Most often it is a given object that drives the subject matter, rather than purposely searching for materials to address a subject.  In fact, the subject for each piece comes to him once he has found an object or image that "tells a story."  The title "Just Out Of Reach," came to him when an old paint box surfaced. Dean explained, "Years ago I drew and painted.  Activities that I keep thinking I'll return to, but seem to always be just beyond my grasp. The toy bird seemed to be the most straightforward object for capturing that fleeting nature of missed artistic opportunities."   His work is often times playful and other times socially charged.