Harold Golen Gallery presents Transylvania by Chris Dean

From Jan 8 through Feb 5, 2011.

altTransylvania, on view this month at Harold Golen Gallery, is a series of 3D lenticular images that reflect on ideas of transformation and acceptance in the context of Detroit’s troubled landscape,

using the unusual medium of lenticular holography to create multi-layered, hypercolor images with stunning depth and motion qualities. Dean creates illusions that make objects appear to levitate, shimmer and move as viewers walk by. Though lenticular images have a fifty-year history of kitch and commercialism the technology is used by Dean in an exciting way that takes full advantage of the medium’ s potential.

The content focuses on Dean’s relationship with the troubled city of Detroit and the concept of transformation in the city but also as a universal truth. “Stability is an illusion”, Dean says in the opening paragraph of the show s statement. This theme gets played out in the exhibit’s eleven 3′ x 4′ pieces where robots, rainbows and prostitutes seem caught in an inexplicable metamorphous, as Dean would say all things are. The photographically based pieces are brightly colored and temper the sometimes-gritty content with an element of humor and otherworldliness.

Harold Golen Gallery

2294 NW 2nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33127

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