WILSON, N.C. — September 18, 2019 — Barton College celebrates new Artist-in-Residence Jeremy Dean with a series of public events featuring the artist. His new exhibition, “Neither I, nor time, nor history,” will open in the Barton Art Galleries on Thursday, Oct. 10, with a wine and cheese reception at 5 p.m., followed by a gallery talk with the artist at 6 p.m. The reception and lecture are open to the public at no charge.
That same evening, the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host its annual FOVA Fall Lecture and Dinner. FOVA members and guests will continue the evening with the artist as they move to the Kennedy Family Theatre for dinner at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A Session with Dean. Reservations for the dinner are $35 per person, and payments must be received by Friday, Oct. 6. FOVA members may reserve tickets at $25 per person. For more information or to make reservations, contact Maureen O’Neill, director of exhibitions and educational programming, Barton Art Galleries, at (252) 399-6476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition will run through Friday, Nov 20.
About the Artist —
Jeremy Dean is a multidisciplinary artist/and filmmaker. The title of the exhibition, “Neither I, nor time, nor history,” comes from a letter the writer James Baldwin sent to his nephew in 1962. Dean stated, “I believe in the necessity of art. I strive to make work that is active in the world. I am interested in work that speaks to the social moment. My work reorders cyclical rotations of history to blur the idea of linier progress.”
Although born in Lubbock, Texas, Dean was raised in the jungles of Central and South America and the Pacific islands where he was immersed in indigenous cultures and globally connected ideals. This led to a broad based, multidisciplinary approach to art making that provokes social awareness and shared responsibility. Taking the form of research, documentation, direct action, or repetitive gesture, Dean’s work brings new histories to light or alters the accepted materiality of others.
His work has been featured in “The New York Times,” “The Wall Street Journal,” “The Miami Herald,” “Art in America,” “Sculpture Magazine,” “Vogue,” “Juxtapoz,” “Art Slant,” “Current TV,” “ABC World Report,” “Huffington Post,” “Reuters,” “MSNBC,” “Gawker,” “Washington Post,” and “Denver Post,” as well as countless blogs and niche media. He has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and art fairs, including solo shows at 21c Museum, Louisville, Ky., and Angela Lee Contemporary, Hong Kong. Collections include: 21c Museum, Priztker Collection, New York Public Library-Prints collection, University of Maryland and numerous private collections.
Dean received his BFA in Art from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at Emmanuel College (Social Justice) Boston, Mass., and at Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colo., (Sculpture) and an upcoming fellow at MacDowell Colony, and a Keyholder resident at Lower East Side Printshop N.Y., and resident at Sculpture Space in Utica, N.Y. His independent feature film Dare Not Walk Alone (2006) received numerous awards, a theatrical and TV release and special screenings at The King Center, the Skirball Center, and Brooklyn Academy Of Music (BAM). He is the recipient of the Independent Southern Filmmakers Tour award and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. He was inducted into the Writers Guild of America in 2008.
Artist-In-Residence Workshops Scheduled for October 12 and 19 —
Jeremy Dean will work with Barton College photography students while in residence. He will also provide workshops for FOVA members and members of the community on Saturday, October 12 and Saturday, October 19.
Saturday, October 12 and October 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (with a break for lunch)
“Community Workshop” — An Introduction to art making that explores topics related to social justice and community activism. (Participants can sign up for one or both Saturday workshops)
No prior experience is necessary to participate. Space is limited; please make reservations in advance. Participants may bring a lunch or plan to dine in Hamlin Culinary Center on campus.
The Saturday workshops are $20 for FOVA members, and $40 non-members. For more information and to register for a workshop, contact Maureen O’Neill, Director of Exhibitions and Educational Programming at the Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6476 or email email@example.com.