The Haight Street Art Center will open The Secret Path: The Art Of Roger And Freyja Dean, an exhibition of original artwork by famous British artists Roger Dean and his daughter Freyja Dean. The Secret Path will immerse visitors in an extraordinary world where life and landscape invoke the splendours of nature through the visionary imagination of the deans. The exhibition opens on August 25 and will end on October 30, 2022, before moving to other locations.
The main sponsors of The Secret Path: The Art Of Roger And Freyja Dean are Blue Planet Alliance and Chambers Obscura.
“Seeing the art of Roger and Freyja together in this unique and groundbreaking exhibition is a unique opportunity for visitors to experience the magical environments created by this father-daughter duo,” said Kelly Harris, Executive Director of the Haight Street Art Center. “Both artists have universal appeal, and we’re proud to be able to offer our patrons a chance to be a part of this stunning, psychedelic fantasy.”
Known for his groundbreaking work with YES and other rock bands, Roger Dean’s six-decade career spans a dazzling array of media and formats. His daughter Freyja followed in her father’s footsteps, gaining international acclaim for her paintings, sculptures and fabric art. With paintings, drawings, sculptures and other media, this exhibition connects all facets of the Deans’ vast and restless imagination.
Visitors to the Art Center will recognize famous paintings that became the illustrations for some of Roger’s legendary album covers, as well as studies of his extraordinary design work, including his iconic YES logo. Curated by Roger in consultation with Freyja, the exhibition features over 50 works that will provide patrons with an imaginative and immersive environment that speaks to the challenges of the present while embracing the promise of the future.
“I am honored to help support The Secret Path’s arrival in San Francisco and the work of the Haight Street Art Center by sharing these fantastical worlds through this remarkable exhibition,” said Brian Chambers, co-founder of Chambers Obscura. . “I had the pleasure of working with Roger for many years and, thanks to him, I also learned to appreciate the work of his daughter Freyja. She has her own distinctive voice, but not only does she demonstrate how deep the creative genes run in the Dean family, her work complements hers in powerful and unexpected ways.
“I have worked with Roger for 35 years and couldn’t be more honored to support The Secret Path at the Haight Street Art Center,” said Henk Rogers, Founder of Blue Planet Alliance. “In all my years in publishing, I have never met an artist as talented and easy to work with as Roger. We’ve worked together on dozens of projects, from the Super Black Onyx game cover and logo to the Tetris logo, our biggest and best-known collaboration, for a game that sold 500 million. of copies. Roger’s art has enriched us in many ways.
Known as the “only member of YES who doesn’t play an instrument”, Roger Dean is revered as an award-winning album cover artist, but his talents extend far beyond a single medium: his work spans ranges from fine art to graphic design, from architecture to stage sets, from small-scale drawings to stadium-sized views. Freyja Dean’s paintings, sculptures and textile art illustrate the relationship between landscapes and life. Her art reveals the stories of these geographies and beings, illuminating the lessons they can teach us. Together, the Deans’ art guides viewers through a story-filled journey. These stories are about magic: the magic of nature, of natural phenomena and formations, of the seasons and the passage of time.
“This exhibition invites viewers to become participants,” notes Roger Dean. “We are all fellow travelers on the secret path of life. The signposts along the way are our works of art, but the destination – the future – belongs to everyone. For the deans, this exhibition is an important step in this journey. “We have to believe in a future worth pursuing,” explains Freyja Dean. “For all of us there is a secret or hidden path the entirety of which we cannot see while we are living it.”
The Haight Street Art Center serves San Francisco’s thriving poster and artist communities with education and cultural development programs and exhibits. Drawing on the history of music, art, social and political counterculture, we provide a space that connects communities through social activism and artistic expression.
The non-profit Haight Street Art Center is located at 215 Haight Street, corner of Laguna Street. The Center is open every week on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Its outdoor Garden Gallery is open daily (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.). Admission is always free. For more information about the Haight Street Art Center, its exhibitions, events and programs, please visit haightstreetart.org.