The exhibition at Les Yeux du Monde (Heaven and Earth) highlights the most recent paintings and prints by Dean Dass, many of which were inspired by his travels this summer to the rocky coast of Ireland and other travels to Finland, while the show at Second Street Gallery (Studies for a project that cannot be realized) will feature signature pieces from the past 25 years of his work. There is a catalogue that accompanies these exhibitions. These two exhibitions are also part of the six venue "Focus on the Print" initiative (focusontheprint.com) which includes shows of prints at Woodberry Forest School, the Nichols Gallery in Barboursville, the Orange Arts Center and Chroma Projects.
Dean Dass has been Professor of Printmaking at the University of Virginia since 1983. Well known in our area for his beautiful luminous landscapes and riverscapes, Dass is best known beyond Charlottesville for his prints in which he combines traditional printmaking techniques with ink jet, mica, collage and more to create unique one of a kind pieces, overturning the traditionally held notion of prints as multiples. Dass's work is in major collections and museums worldwide, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Walker Art Center, The Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä, Finland, and the National Collection of Poland, Krakow.
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