Los Angeles

Dean Meeker

Pasadena Art Museum

Meeker is essentially a “modern-art” illustrator with an almost unseemly skill in the various tricks and dodges of the intaglio medium. His choice of motifs (Daedalus, Icarus, Genghis Khan) are already dressed in art-type paraphernalia and can be surefire when soft-grounded and aquatinted into a pretty surface. His excursions into Real Nature use the Mandrill and other noble species.

Doug McClellan