Artelshow and {9} The Gallery are pleased to present PSYCHOPOMP : The Art of Dean Reynolds and Constance McBride

PSYCHOPOMP focuses on figurative based surrealism with drawings and paintings by Dean Reynolds and sculptures by Constance McBride. Reynolds and McBride have a refined talent of capturing the human form in their respective disciplines. The medium of graphite is celebrated in this show with Dean Reynolds’ delicate drawings juxtaposed with McBride’s treatment of her ceramics post firing. Dean’s colorful oil paintings (created using a traditional method of oil ground) will also be on view including “Psychopomp Manabohzo.”

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Dean Reynolds worked as a theatrical actor and behind the stage in technical roles. Leaving Los Angeles, Reynolds was able to begin anew and focus on Fine Art, deciding to dedicate himself to refining the technical skill that would present his visions in breathtaking detail. Themes of mythology and the writing of Carl Jung influenced him as he honed his meticulous craft, earning a BFA in Painting at Northern Kentucky University and an MFA in Painting at Arizona State University in 2014. In recent years, Reynolds has been recognized on a national and international level with numerous awards, shows and publications including the Griffin prize for a six week study in London and exhibiting in Surreal Salon’s 5 and 8. Dean continues to think of his work in terms of theatre, considering his paintings a journey in which he is the Director, working on a complex project that will only come to life with the expense of time and effort.

A native of Philadelphia, Constance McBride received a BA from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Relocating from the East Coast to the Southwest in 2002, McBride has flourished in Phoenix and continued to present her work nationally. Inspired by the human form, her sculptures punctuate the complexity of human drama and explore how time marks our bodies. McBride’s emotions concerning these themes evolve as she meditates about change and loss, using hand manipulated media (McBride used pastels for many years and focuses now on clay) to create works that look past age and death to convey beauty in the ephemerality of life. In 2011, she received a professional development grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Her work has been featured in the international platform Ceramics Now, Paperclay Art and Practice by Rosette Gault and she has been accepted into the 21st San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts International Ceramics Competition and the inaugural ClayHouston Biennial. The Phoenix New Times named Constance McBride as one of the Top 100 Creatives in 2014 and listed her solo exhibition “Place Out of Time” in the 10 best art shows in 2015.

PSYCHOPOMP : The Art of Dean Reynolds & Constance McBride
{9} The Gallery
1229 Grand Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Opening Reception
First Friday April 1, 2016
6pm – 10pm

Conversations with the Artists
Saturday April 9, 2016
5pm – 7pm

presented by Artelshow and {9} The Gallery

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Tara Sharpe is an artist and Director of Artelshow. Radiating a latent violence, Tara Sharpe’s paintings complicate perceptions of beauty and myth. Layered and saturated colors combine with extraordinary interpretations of shape and scale to form a simultaneously empowering and erotic experience. Instagram / Twitter / Tumblr / Facebook @sharpevice ARTELSHOW presents ARTELPHX annually and exhibits local, national and international artists in unexpected spaces throughout the year, showcasing art in multi/sensory and non/traditional settings, uniting the disciplines of fine art, installation, sculpture, dance, performance and other forms of creative expression. Instagram / Twitter / Facebook @artelshow