Current exhibition: Three Points – James Boulton, Chelsea Dean, and Jay LizoPosted: September 8, 2012
Three Points is anchored physically by a triangular billboard structure in the main room of RAID Projects. Each of the artists uses one side of the billboard along with additional wall space to tell their own story. Drawing from the sighting of a similarly shaped sign atop a downtown Los Angeles building, the Three Points billboard functions both as an outdoor exhibition space and as a display of personal poetics. It functions somewhere between graffiti and installation art, where something grand or intimate can be said, to become temporal and memorable.
Chelsea Dean meticulously draws, cuts, pastes, and prints work inspired by modern homes and spaces in southern California. Dean’s mixed-media collages employ a combination of printmaking methods and photography to transform architectural facades into three-dimensional portals. Dean’s silkscreened prints are also tiled together to create complex, balanced, and informed patterns that go beyond their initial read. Chelsea Dean also makes graphite drawings based upon decaying modernist spaces, rendered through microscopic and recurrent circular patterns.