“The Dance & Recent Works” At The Dallas Contemporary
January 12 – March 13, 2020 at Dallas Contemporary
An interactive and communal experience, the exhibition actively incorporates audiences: two moving orbs serve as ambassadors as they meander along in a spiritual, cleansing, and comforting ritual set to a custom soundtrack in celebration of the beauty and power of togetherness. Dallas Contemporary Executive Director Peter Doroshenko, who curated the exhibition, reveals that the installation was “designed with the mission to envelop visitors and transcend them into a higher state of self-awareness and tranquility.”
Also on view for the first time are two new paintings. A Beautiful Place II, is inspired by a set from Hayao Miyazaki’s feature Howl’s Moving Castle. This is the latest in a series of narrative works that take place against impressionist landscapes. The second new painting, Internes, is made of plastiline clay, and one of the latest of the Playworks series, first begun in 2017. In this work, highly recognizable icons rendered from pop culture populate a pictorial field in soft, playful, and at times jarring representations of memory, memes, and the internet.
Curated by Executive Director, Peter Doroshenko