Naturally, there’s still a lot of planning and time between now and the summer of 2022, but I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity and wanted to share this exciting news as it came in. More info and posts will come as things get buttoned down, but I’d like to be the first to thank the museum and all of their supporters for the excellent groundwork that they have laid for artists. I look forward to it!
Exhibition Announcement for Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany
by Daric Gill
If you find yourself in the Dresden, Germany area on September 6, 2019, please join me for an evening of art and celebration at the Galerie Raskolnikow. The gallery will show works of art from myself and two other fantastic artists, Hans Ulrich Wutzler and Dorothee Haller. I’ve become good friends with these two over the past few months. A warm invitation is opened to all to attend. There will be an introduction given by the inimitable Dr. med. Klaus Nicolai. Reception information below.
“Absolute: Thread” Strings Soft Notes On Antique German Violin
by Daric Gill
There are times where the whisper is more powerful than the roar. “Absolute: Thread” is that voice– simple, soft, and strong.
By its very nature, this antique German violin seduces the viewer with little additional help needed. Its warm hue and alluring curves beg for your attention. Starting off with such a powerful object is a heavy weight that requires finesse to balance. If not handled delicately this weight could amplify the tone of the work with phrases that ripple the wrong voice. Read on to find out why I chose the phrasing that I did.
Three round elements of color sit behind a central twig. These circles are positioned where a weathered branch and the background meet. The largest circle is a slightly translucent shade of cool white. A smaller pale green circle marks the point of contact for the smaller chute of the twig. Grounding the longer section of the twig is a slightly smaller, yet more chromatic blue circle. A faint white ring sits just outside the blue hue. The twig is frozen in a timeless bend, casting a stark ‘S’ shaped shadow to the right. The circles all have a unique quality, sharing in visual dominance. Their controlled geometry complement the organic twist of the twig. As the stick gets thinner, a green tint takes over the wood, indicative of tiny living fungi. Growth and deterioration, symmetry and off-axis, connections and extensions– each part of the visual language in Absolute: Connection. Read on below for the full article and image gallery.