October 18, 2019 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Dean Pulver: Elemental Resonance

Gallery: Peter & Madeleine Martin Gallery
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Dean Pulver is interested in making pieces that are resonate and reflective. Pulver finds that in using forms that are basic and elemental, there becomes an openness to creating multi-referential relationships to the pieces. He is using simple but rich forms to reference man and nature, engineering and design, creation and invention, time and transition, growth and change. Pulver feels recognizing and celebrating this overlap of nature, science and creativity to be very important in these times. Through honoring the handmade process and traditional techniques of his medium he hope to make pieces that are truthful and meaningful.

"My hope is to create a beauty that is true and pure, and resonates in the mind inescapably. Seducing the senses through the opposition and balance of forms, textures, and content. To create pieces that are raw and honest and express the perfection in imperfection. Layered with reference to nature, culture, creativity, life and living, they are meant to be monuments to our existence."

Dean Pulver is a full time furniture maker and sculptor living in Taos, New Mexico. He is primarily a woodworker who makes his living through one of a kind works, private commissions, and limited production sales. He has taught at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Penland School of Crafts, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. His works are shown in galleries and museum exhibitions and collections nationally including the Fuller Craft Museum, Bellevue Art Museum and The Center for Art in Wood.