Trent Dean's "Standing Stone" @ Public Land

Sacramento-based artist, Trent Dean, has constructed a new body of sculptural work inside Public Land Gallery in an exhibition entitled Standing Stone. Dean is an artist, designer and educator whose work transcends the traditional gallery setting. Locally, his art functions as practical pieces seen inside many homes and businesses that have requested his unique design approach, creating access to his craftsmanship through the production of operative furniture pieces.

Trent Dean art exhibition at Public Land in Sacramento

 

While most who follow Dean’s work are familiar with his clean, sharp lines and geometric shapes crafted of wood and steel, Standing Stone poses as a complete departure from how his practice is typically defined. This new body of work is comprised of cementitious materials that are rendered with earthen pigmentation and utilize the traditional technique of Tadelkt. Dean’s discovery of these materials and his subsequent research into their historical and cultural significance are what have encouraged this shift in medium and presentation. Standing Stone not only strives to exercise Dean’s versatility, but to expand the perspective of his already loyal audience.

Trent Dean has presented works through public art projects such as Art Hotel and Art Street, along with a permanent, large-scale installation on the grounds of Southside Park in Sacramento, CA. He currently teaches design/build classes and welding to both adult and high school students.

Standing Stone will be on view at Public Land Gallery from August 16th –September 12th, 2019. For price and availability inquiries, please email info@publiclandstore.com

Grady Gordon's "If It Was A Snake It Would Have Bit You" @ Public Land

Grady Gordon transcends to his native state of New Mexico in order to re-imagine the geography, fauna, flora and iconography of his childhood in a new exhibition entitled, If It Was a Snake It Would Have Bit You, inside Public Land Gallery. Detouring completely from his usual subject matter, the Oakland-based artist has created an entirely new body of work for this exhibition, employing his skills in both monotype printing and sculpture. “I was channeling a lot from what I saw as a kid exploring the desert, collecting objects and bringing them home to stack or assemble,” Grady explains. Using New Mexico as his muse, Grady sought to re-create snapshots of his memory, while exploring the consistent shapes and textures found in this arresting Southwestern region. When asked about the usage of snakes throughout many of the works, Grady explained, “I have always had a kinship and love towards snakes. The title of the exhibition is a saying I would hear [often] as a child. A saying many people would utter.”

 Born in Sante Fe, New Mexico, Grady Gordon is an artist and teacher who resides in Oakland, CA, and has received a BFA from CCA. His previous showings include Athen B. Gallery in Oakland, Flatcolor Gallery in Portland, Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles and more.

 If It Was a Snake It Would Have Bit You will be on view at Public Land Gallery from March 30th – April 17th, 2019. There will also be a zine published in conjunction with this exhibition and available for purchase. For price and availability inquiries, please email info@publiclandstore.com

Grady Gordon art show in Public Land Sacramento