Pigment inkjet print on cotton media, image size 16 x 20," print size 20 x 24," edition no. 3/20. 2005, signed on verso, framed.
Silent auction item: auction closes Saturday, December 15th, noon.
ABOUT JOHN CHARLES DEAN: John Charles Dean
is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana but has lived in Atlanta, Georgia since 1996. He has both a BFA in art photography / art history, from the University of Arizona in Tucson and an MFA in art photography from Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. In the mid 1970's he studied contemporary art at Antioch College West in San Francisco. In the late 1970's and early 1980's he studied photography with the internationally recognized artists, Todd Walker, William Larson, and Esther Parada.
His work is represented in the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, the Museum Of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Yale University rare prints collection, the Kling architectural photography collection Philadelphia, the San Francisco Camerawork artist's book collection and the Greenberg Traurig and Bunnen Collections in Atlanta.
Three limited edition portfolios are available of John's photography that describe various aspects of architecture, landscape, and especially the interaction of the built landscape with the pre-human landscape. His last two series, Before and After Pangaea, pictures geological formations photographed in the Atlanta vicinity by isolating them from their contexts. He uses them as a metaphor for plate tectonics, geological time, and the formation of continents and the Appalachian mountain range. Cool Clear Water relates to the mystery of the most precious life force on the planet. As with the architectural models and objects he's photographed in the series Buildings In Motion, the pictures function more as still life works than traditional landscape photographs.