Visiting Artist Dean Dass to lecture Nov. 5
calendar icon27 Oct 2014
Lincoln, Neb.—Visiting Artist Dean Dass, professor of printmaking from the University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Art, will present a free public lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. A reception and demonstration will follow the lecture in Woods Art Building Rm. 303, hosted by the Under Pressure Print Club.
Dass will be visiting the UNL Department of Art and Art History Nov. 3-7.
Born and raised in Iowa, Dass received his Master of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He has been at the University of Virginia since 1983.
Dass said in an article that appeared in C-Ville weekly, that he began his printmaking career in high school.
“I made highly technical etchings and lithographs,” he said. “And now I’ve been making prints for over 35 years nonstop. I liked the technicality, the alchemy, the chemistry, how esoteric and mysterious it was. The heavy, heavy process always appealed to me. It’s the same with oil painting too, really very technical. A lot of art is craft, working with the materials, and the materials dominate the process.”
Dass's work is in major collections and museums worldwide, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Walker Art Center, The Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä, Finland, and the National Collection of Poland, Krakow.
For more information on Dass’s lecture, contact the Department of Art and Art History at (402) 472-5522.