Artist bio: Jeffrey Lloyd Dever holds a degree in Fine Art from Atlantic Union College. He was founding partner and creative director of Dever Designs in Silver Spring, MD. He served on the contract/adjunct faculty of Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland for 20 years, teaching illustration and graphic design. He enjoys sharing his pioneering techniques as often as his schedule allows, and has taught across North America and Europe. His polymer clay vessels, jewelry and sculptural objects have been shown in countless invitational exhibitions, and his works are represented in numerous private collections, galleries and museums.
These pieces are small scale sculptural explorations of the structures, patterns, and textures he sees at the intersection of modern art, and midcentury design. I’m taken with the elegant interplay of simple shapes, positive and negative space, and asymmetrical balance in design. These serve as metaphors for larger metaphysical issues.