forever eve
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:44PM


March 18, 2013


FORT WORTH, Texas -  brand 10 art space is pleased to present a solo show forever eve by Georganne Deen which runs from April 5 – May 25, 2013 with an opening reception to be held on Friday April 5 from 5 - 9pm.  forever eve highlights new paintings and writings of Georganne Deen an artist, poet and musician whom the LA Times described as fierce. 


Dear eve. Understand. Nobody’s blaming you for what you did. We’d do the same thing if we thought it would make us smarter. I myself have eaten forbidden things that didn’t even promise that.  AND shared them with my boyfriends. We hardly ever listen to God either, if at all. But understand – ever since you took that bite and started thinking about what was wrong with the world, we haven’t stopped thinking either.  It’s pretty much all we ever do, that and trying to figure out ways to make ourselves feel better and stop thinking so much.

Thus begins the essay accompanying her elegant, sad and often hilarious portraits of eve as everywoman imprisoned by indecision, pride, meanness but ultimately by the inability to quit thinking so much.

Born in Fort Worth, Deen studied at East Texas State University with printmaker Lee Baxter Davis who fostered a small group of artists devoted to the experimental narrative, which included underground comics and their incendiary, highly nuanced documentation of human nature. In 1980 Deen moved to Los Angeles to attend the California Institute of the Arts. The rich trappings of the California lifestyle: new age and glamour marketing, pulp illustrations and commercial graphics of all epochs coalesce with her own distinctive visual sensibilities to form a vocabulary that is both intimate and deliberately universal. Reporting on the depths and heights of consciousness, where we’ve gone wrong, what’s holding up progress and the occasional glimpse of paradise, has been a constant project for Deen, one that doesn’t lend itself to formulas or processes. The results can be painstaking, messy affairs at times but they convey experiences charged with splendor and turmoil.

Deen has had solo exhibitions at The Power Plant, Toronto, The MAC, Dallas, The Dunedin Museum, New Zealand, Van Horn, Duesseldorf, Smith-Stewart, NY, Studio Camuffo, Venice and Christopher Grimes, Santa Monica. Group exhibitions include LACMA, The Drawing Center, NY, ENTWISTLE, London, The Aldrich Museum, Conn, The Blanton Museum, Austin, Museum for Contemporary Art, New Orleans, Mary Boone, Villa Merkel, Esslingen Germany, Museum de Fortuny, Venice, La Halle St. Pierre, Paris, The Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas. She lives in Joshua Tree. This is Deen’s first show in her hometown of Fort Worth. 

Image: if I wanted forgiveness, I'd ask – eve, 2012 - Oil & graphite on paper, 12" x 9"

forever eve by Georganne Deen is organized by the brand 10 + and x art space founders and team of collaborative artists/curators and they are: Heagan Bayles, Christine Bisetto, Matthew Clark and Kathy Webster.

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