Everything is going to be okay again soon.
September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014
A retrospective of Ontario based artist and sculptor, Dean Drever on display at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.
By exploring power in various forms, most explicitly, power expressed through violence, Drever makes vulnerable the continuum from individual freedom to social justice. Drover’s sculptures unmask a mythology of dominance to show how the oppressor shares the same disempowered space with the oppressed. He offers the seduction of violence as a sensory experience; a secret space to act out fantasies of control and possession.
About The Artist
Dean Drever (b. 1970) is a member of the Haida First Nation. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta and studied sculpture at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. His work has been shown at White Columns in New York City, The Toronto Sculpture Garden, Vancouver Olympics 2010, Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, and The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa, Ontario.
Recent exhibitions include Villa Toronto at Union Station in Toronto, Everything’s Going To Be OK Again Soon - a survey show of Drever’s work from 1998 to present, curated by Robert Enright at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, and Fiction/Non-Fiction - a group show curated by Naomi Potter, Wayne Baerwaldt, and Steve Loft at the Esker Foundation in Calgary and “MKG127” at 57w57 in New York City. Drever is currently working on three large public art commissions and a book project with American novelist Barry Gifford.
Dean Drever lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.