“Future Castles”-Jeffrey Dell March 3-24

March 3, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Three Walls
1160 E Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Michele Monseau

Three Walls pops up at a gorgeous space on the near east side! Please join us for the opening Saturday, March 3 from 7-10 pm at 1160 E. Commerce in St. Paul’s Square (parking available in multiple lots around Sunset Station) for Jeffrey Dell’s “Future Castles.” Exhibition runs March 3-24, by appointment only. Please email for appointment.

Continuing Jeffrey Dell’s focus on the confluence of perception and desire, “Future Castles” draws upon pre-digital populist art histories ranging from ukiyo-e prints to US national park posters and sci-fi novel cover art. The forms in Dell’s screen prints linger between abstraction and realism, accommodating the graphic economy of Japanese print tradition and the visual seduction of trompe l’oeil. Dell is interested in the graphic shorthand that exists between image and symbol; it is a language that preserves mystery and reflection. The use of starscapes and cloud-like forms evoke the cosmos, and the deft use of color and shading produces astonishing visual depth. Dell’s restraint leaves room for the viewer to forge their own personal associations between poetry, mysticism, and nostalgia.

Jeffrey Dell heads the Printmaking Department at Texas State University and lives in San Marcos, TX. Recent exhibitions include the International Print Center of New York; The Print Center of Philadelpia; Rochester Contemporary Art Center; and Galleri Urbane, Dallas. Dell received his MFA from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.