J E F F R E Y .. D E L L
Opening Reception: Friday, May 29th, 2015, 6-8pm
Exhibition Walkthrough with Jeffery Dell: Saturday, May 30th, 2015, 2:00pm
Exhibition runs through August 1, 2015.
Art Palace is pleased to present Boundary Extension, a solo exhibition of screen prints by Jeffrey Dell. Dell’s work combines graphic shapes and metamorphic color, yielding the subtle spacial qualities of folded paper and curled ribbon. As illusions of three-dimensionality, the work in Boundary Extension expresses Dell’s interest in how basic human desires cooperate with faculties of perception. The exhibition takes its name from a common cognitive phenomenon where we perceive the frame of an image is stretched out farther, including information not derived from sensory input. This error of commission is essential to viewing art, and to sustaining a comprehensive impression of the world. We understand the verity of a piece like Floating Stack 1; its subject visually checks out as both stacked and floating thanks to our ability to cohesively read the principles of occlusion, physics, and memory. When Dell applies the concept of boundary extension to an ephemeral motif like bows and streamers, the uninhibited spectrums of color lassoed by immaculate edges adopt a striking split-personality. Flat Bow 1 possesses both the anticipation of a coiled spring and the grief of an impotent roman candle. Boundary Extension confirms that perception lacks certainty, but contains an abundance of emotional aptitude.
Jeffrey Dell completed the work for Boundary Extension while attending the four-month Charles Adams Studio Project Artists in Residence program (CASP AiR) in Lubbock, TX. Dell has headed the Printmaking department at Texas State University for 15 years and currently lives in San Marcos, TX. Recent exhibitions include the International Print Center of New York; Minnesota State University; and Galleri Urbane, Dallas. Dell received his MFA from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.