berman gallery is pleased to present “Below the
Surface: A Different Order” with new work by Jeffrey
Dell and Marjorie Moore.
Jeffrey Dell's small, vivid explorations in the
silkscreening process reveal their layered history
through pinpricks and thick furrows of ink. In the
realm of printmaking, it is conventionally blasphemous
to crease or otherwise manipulate the paper itself,
but in these works, Mr. Dell does just that in order
to emphasize and expose the slow, beautiful genesis
of each work. The resulting creations are not pictorial
compositions on a pristine page, but rather landscapes
of pigment. Mr. Dell is an associate professor of
art and design at Texas State University.
Marjorie Moore’s paintings and drawings will be
displayed within an installation of her collections
of quasi-scientific objects, toys, and other curiosities.
She says, “I expand the accepted realm of taxonomies
to include the scientific, the plaything, the detritus
of decay, and the strange.” The installation will
be essentially one part wonder cabinet, one part
nature museum, one part science classroom, and one
part art gallery. Ms. Moore teaches at the Art School
of the Austin Museum of Art.
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Moore and Jeffrey Dell team up at d berman this
month in Below the Surface: A Different Order.
part is an installation of her paintings and drawings
as well personal collections of quasi-scientific
items and "curiosities." She references
the wonder cabinet or Kunstkabinett meaning a cabinet
of curiosities. These cabinets and their contents,
date to the 17th century, emphasize the exceptional,
the rare, and the marvelous, and often blur lines
between fact and fiction because they included both
scientific specimens and suspicious mythical creatures.
contributions to this exhibit are screen prints
that focus on the fundamental processes of printmaking.
Creases and furrows of ink reflect the rough beginnings
of work, rather than the illusionistic results of
sophisticated technical manipulation, sometimes
tied to silkscreen production.
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