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OPEN HIVE / art - Penny Dell reception

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OPEN HIVE / art - Penny Dell reception

Time: September 11, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: BEAHIVE
Street: 291 Main St (corner of S. Brett)
City/Town: Beacon, NY
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Phone: (845) 418-3731
Event Type: arts, entertainment, culture, music
Organized By: BEAHIVE
Latest Activity: Sep 7, 2010

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Event Description

Our first art exhibition in the Beacon space is up now: etchings, woodcuts and drawings by Hudson Valley artist Penny Dell.

Opening Reception
6 – 9 PM
with John Dubberstein playing sitar

Dell was born in Mexico and lived there until she was 13. She grew up surrounded by the work of the artist Francisco Dos Amantes. She acknowledges his influence and that of Aztec friezes with their zoomorphic figures and earth colors.

After graduating from Simmons College in Boston, Dell studied Art at the Triveni Kala Sangam in New Delhi, India and at cultural centers in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area.

“Travelers to Mexico are often intrigued by little boxes, sold in tourist shops, presenting vistas of daily life,” says Dell. “These miniature dioramas feature sculptured figures displayed so as to blend with a realistic painted background.” Dell translates these vistas into 2-dimensional form. The images that float within them come from her photographs, memory, dreams and imagination.

Much interested in Proust and the layering of memory, Dell creates hand-made books using acetates to encourage a similar archaeology of photography, images and text.

Dell exhibits her work primarily in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. Her solo exhibits include the Interchurch Center in New York, the New York Theological Seminary and John Harms Theater.

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