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"When The Confetti hits the Ground"
(in the South Gallery) Lucky DeBellevue

May 12th, 2007 – July 7th, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday May 12th, 2007 7-10 PM

Lucky DeBellevue has returned to painting after making mostly sculpture for many years. Just as his sculptures reference "sculpture" these paintings reference "painting". They are mostly made from printing methods, stenciling, spray painting, and drawing with paint markers on linen. Chenille stems, which he has used to make sculptures, are also used in a mono print way, referencing his work and used almost as a transfer of his sculpture from the 3-D to 2-D. DeBellevue’s sculpture does exist somewhere between object, painting, and drawing, facilitating his leap to incorporate this material into actual painting. This work also references an interest in pattern and decoration, and commercial prints such as Marimmekko and Missoni. He enjoys the idea of repetition and seriality. There is a feeling of being in between things and of something in the middle of happening. The title, When the Confetti! Hits the ground, is about the moment when one thing becomes another. Lucky DeBellevue’s work evokes movement, falling, and transformation.