FRESH FACES IN ART: EIGHT LA ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
DANIELLE DEAN Danielle Dean’s intermediary videologues are pseudocumentaries composed of multifarious samplings from historic speeches, popular jargon and gestural choreography slanted by advertisement and entertainment. These carefully edited sociopolitical narratives provide observational insights of Western culture reinterpreted through fragmented dialoguing addressing gender, race, economy, education and gentrified p olitics m imicking t he t witterable, i nstagrammatical brevity of modern communication. Dean’s installations incorporate these videos into the household environment, and uncanny theatrical setting casting a jittery light on the hidden implications of everyday consumerism. Fashion, sports, and games are elementary in Dean’s work affecting the pace of absurdist roleplay, generating new hybrid language and activities that set the tone for our 21st century mindscape. (KG). http://danielledean.info
(ABOVE) NO LYE, 2012. VIDEO INSTALLATION: PLYWOOD, VARIOUS WOOD STAIN COLORS, BLEACH, CLOROX, HAIR RELAXER, SOAP, EBONY MAGAZINES, ROPE, ELECTRICAL WIRE, AMMONIA, KNIFES, FLAT SCREEN TV.
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