Cleveland Dean: Recto/Verso – Duality of a Fragile Ego

February 3–July 29, 2018 (February 9, 58pm: Exhibition Open House)

Chicago Cultural Center • Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor South

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Cleveland Dean: Recto/Verso – Duality of a Fragile Ego(click on image to enlarge)


The abstract and conceptual works by Cleveland Dean are presented through a wide range of prosaic materials executed in mixed-media on panels and sculptures. The charred and highly reflective surfaces, grids, wood, cement and resin create tension-filled objects that invite the viewer to reflect into their own psyche and remind them that they are greater than they may believe.

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Thursday, July 12, 5:30-6:30pm

Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East

Artist Cleveland Dean will speak about his artwork, his creative process and how he seeks to engage viewers.


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