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Exhibit: Jeffrey Dell & Cassie White
December 19, 2014 - January 24, 2015FREE
About Jeffrey Dell
I wasn’t sure I was going to like Texas when I arrived nearly 14 years ago, but I feel lucky to have landed here. I have wonderful students and colleagues at Texas State University in San Marcos, where I am a professor. The art communities of Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas are vibrant and diverse.
My work over the last few years engages themes of human desire and its effects on perception, impulse, appetite, and health. I am earnest about the playfulness in the work, and I rarely want to mean only one thing in an image. I continue to love the way two-dimensional images elicit just what I thought they would not.
I have previously lived and worked in Oregon, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Venice, Italy and now in Texas. I regularly exhibit at Art Palace Gallery in Houston and Galleri Urbane in Dallas. I’ve shown at the International Print Center New York, The Print Center in Philladelphia and at venues abroad.
I love working with other universities and studios to provide workshops, exhibitions and lectures. Some of my previous visits have included Burning Bones Press in Houston, The Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy, University of Texas at the Permian Basin, Minnesota State University Mankato, Trinity University and the University of New Mexico.
About Cassie White
This body of work originates from an obsession with exploring shape, color, and scale, along with a fascination with the ever-bountiful element of chance inherent in the printing process. I first cut various shapes out of fabric, season them with many layers of colored inks, then print them on paper. While this process involves certain elements of control, I allow space for randomness and work experimentally to reveal visual conundrums that interest me. This work is both delicate and clumsy, saturated and empty, flowing and stagnant. Likewise, it is permanent and fleeting; traces of what once was there is now gone. Tinkering with this process is a continual pursuit that fosters curiosity while traversing the playful territory of creating.
Cassie White was born and raised in central Texas and received her BFA in Printmaking from Texas State University. After graduation and interning at Flatbed Press, Cassie continued to work at Austin Community College in the printmaking studio as a technical assistant. She has exhibited her work nationally and has recently relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas to expand her studio practice.