Aboutneo:studios is delighted to announce, âBroken Ground', a solo exhibition by Dana Ariel the winner of the 2013 annual neo:graduates competition. The exhibition, exploring the theme of mark making and memory, opens with a preview on Saturday 8th November from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, all welcome!
âBroken Ground' appears on a map as a location of a crash site. With the use of photography, video and printmaking Dana records a search for traces in landscape as a confrontation between sight and knowledge. Mark making appears in the works as both a method of recording events and as an active action of printmaking. Of the site, Broken Ground Dana says,
âA circular search begins here with a photograph, a print and local historical events. What remains? What stands between what I know and what I see are notions reflected through the printing process, as experiences are translated into prints. Loss and repetition are the consequences of the making process and the re-telling of events'.
The exhibition brings together works from different sites, a crash site in the UK, a quarry in Estonia, a lookout in Israel, and others. They all share a traumatic past that reveals itself in the landscape. A scar, a stain and an impression are subjects Dana captures in print, while repeatedly questioning the single narrative and the roll of the witness, the one who sees.
As the winner of neo:graduates2013, Dana was awarded a 12 week, all expenses paid, residency during the summer of 2014 which, as a final outcome, included the opportunity to exhibit in neo:gallery22. Dana says of the experience,
âThe time I spent in Bolton at neo:studios has been remarkably significant and influential on my understanding of the local art scene and, more importantly, the significance of a shared working environment and a generous exchange of knowledge amongst artists. I am extremely grateful to neo: for offering me this incredible experience and their friendship'.
The exhibition runs from 6th November 2014 until the 4th January 2015 at neo:gallery22 Market Place, Bolton BL1 2AN. The gallery is open from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm Thursday to Sunday.
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