Inaugural group exhibition: Point of Departure
Saturday, September 15 – Monday, November
Opening reception: Saturday September 15th from 4 to 8pm
DEAN PROJECT in Long Island City, New York inaugurates its new gallery
space by presenting an exhibition, Point of Departure, with new work
by fifteen artists who will be part of our upcoming yearlong exhibition
In 1970 John Baldessari cremated all his paintings, baking some
of the ashes into cookies. This was documented as a cutoff point
in his career by the photo piece "The Cremation Project".
In the lexicon of art departure is associated with
the end of one journey and the beginning of another, the crucial
paradigm shifts in the artist's development of new work. This exhibition
positions the viewer as witness to the causal factors that provoked
those changes. An artwork from the current body of work by each artist
will be shown alongside an image and statement that explains the
specific motivation that prompted this new beginning.
Point of Departure is a metaphor that applies equally to the art
on display as it does to DEAN PROJECTs new gallery and exhibition
For further information, please contact the gallery.