Contributed photo Untitled (Salish Sea), 2016, Archival Pigment Print, 123” x 84”

Pop-up exhibition features local artist

  • Sat Oct 14th, 2017 7:00am
  • Life


Local photographer Danielle Dean will hold a pop-up exhibition reception from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21.

“My images begin with black and white film exposed through antiquated lenses,” she said. “I want my work to inhabit the threshold between vastness and intimacy.”

The reception is part of a two-day, pop-up exhibition and archive sale in partnership with the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Open hours are Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibition is located in The Marie Boe Building, 846 Argyle Avenue, Friday Harbor.

Dean will show her most recent work, which has maintained a deep connection to San Juan Island and explores a sense of place on multiple registers; geologic, geographic, environmental, concepts of home, bodily interactions with the landscape and concepts of perception.

“I am interested in working with the dimensional space of photography in new ways by combining traditional photographic techniques with painting, printmaking, and small sculptures,” she said.

There will also be a gallery walkthrough on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. where Dean will discuss the work from her thesis exhibition including content and technique.

Dean is an artist and educator based on San Juan Island in Washington State. She recently completed her MFA in photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her works are included in public and private collections and have been exhibited throughout the country including the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Center for Fine Art Photography, Blue Sky Gallery, Foley Gallery, and Photo LA. She is currently preparing for a solo exhibition at Gallery BOM in Boston, opening in May 2018.

“The old optics allow the light and atmosphere to impress themselves on the silver of the film,” said Dean. “With the steel and lead sculptures, I am working in collaboration with the sea and earth to patina the objects. The work is about light, the elements, the alchemy of nature and chance.”