Art Talk: The Intersection of Chaos and Creativity with Anna G. Dean

Thursday, March 18, 2021
6:00–7:00 p.m.
Watch on YouTube

As a winter/spring 2021 artist-in-residence in partnership with Atrium Health, Anna G. Dean has been connecting with regional healthcare professionals and community leaders to discover the challenges they have faced in responding to a pandemic. Join Dean and guests Ruth A. Krystopolski, Ron Turner, and David W. Callaway of Atrium Health in a conversation surrounding chaos, common threads in COVID challenges, and how information is interpreted by an artist and translated to art.

The guests:

Ruth A. Krystopolski, Senior Vice President of the Population Health Division at Atrium Health
Ron Turner, Senior Manager, Atrium Health Invests, Community Engagement & Corporate Responsibility
David W. Callaway, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Emergency Medicine

About the artist:

As a child, Anna G. Dean would often take her toys apart and put them back together to create something new and gain insight through reconstruction and re-layering. As an artist, she investigates complex and layered ideas. Her creative process relies upon unexpected visual and conceptual connections that occur when layers of information build, intersect, accumulate, and erode. Combining sculpture, installation, and digital projection allows her to explore shifts over time and movements through space. By merging processes that she can control with those that she can’t, she creates a push and pull between herself and her work.

Anna G. Dean, Surface Tension, 2020. Steel, porcelain, beads, acrylic, monofilament, video projection; runtime 4:23; 96 x 48 x 72 inches (dimensions vary). Courtesy of the artist.

Image at top: (L) Anna G. Dean, courtesy of the artist. (R) Anna G. Dean, Surface Tension (detail), 2020. Steel, porcelain, beads, acrylic, monofilament, video projection; runtime 4:23; 96 x 48 x 72 inches (dimensions vary). Courtesy of the artist.