ADVISORY/Sellout Australian Art Exhibits in the Napa Valley.News/Assignment Editors
ADVISORY...for Saturday (July 29)
July 29th-August 30th
July 29, 5:00-7:30 p.m. Champagne Reception for renowned Australian Artist Dean Vella. Dean's use of light and texture to show depth within his work is phenomenal to say the least. The connection between the viewer and the painted image is one of high emotional perception. This must-see exhibit continues through August. Generations... a fine art gallery, 6795 Washington Street The following streets in the United States are called Washington Street:
July 29th-August 30th
Dean Vella was born in Broken Hill and now resides in North Queensland North Queensland is the northern part of the state of Queensland in Australia. Queensland is a massive state, larger than most countries, and the Tropical northern part of it has been historically remote and underdeveloped, resulting in a distinctive regional character and , Australia. Dean's unique technique and use of bright bold color mixed with Australia's beauty has made him an innovative and refreshing creator. Artist statement about his works... "The paintings are more than visual, optical effects. There is a fourth dimension, the subconscious."
Through Dean's working within the Australian environment, it has made him extremely conscious of color not of the white race; - commonly meaning, esp. in the United States, of negro blood, pure or mixed.
See also: Color . The bright colors are the result of his observations of nature, true to life.
He taught himself how to use texture with perspective to achieve depth. Dean has an advanced knowledge of chemistry and science, which brought him to experiment with paint to enhance the effect of light to show depth within a work. Through the manipulation of light, he creates illusions within the mind: the subconscious. The connection between the viewer and the painted image is one of high emotional perception.
The subjects Dean selects are almost always inspired from everyday life. All subjects relate to his "Hidden Messages." When he paints, he tries to capture the feel of his subject, rather than the image with abstract to semi-abstract techniques in vibrant, thick acrylics. Quoting Dean, "The paintings speak for themselves. Accept them for what they are -- artworks."
Dean's previous exhibits that have been complete sellouts include many in Sydney, Australia and most recently in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of . Dean is nationally and internationally collected throughout private and corporate collections in Malaysia, Japan, U.S.A., Canada, China, United Kingdom, New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. , Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (păp`ə, –y , Indonesia, Sweden, Germany, France, Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. , Austria, South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. and Singapore.
A champagne reception with the artist, Dean Vella, in attendance will be on July 29th from 5:00-7:30 p.m., and a continuation of this extraordinary show will run through August. New works have been especially created for Dean's first California Exhibition which will be shown at Generations... a fine art gallery, 6795 Washington Street, Yountville, Calif. 707/944-1776.