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“Sphere Out Of Play” Invitation For Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany

Exhibition Announcement for Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany

by Daric Gill

Galerie Raskolnikow

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.

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“Absolute: Thread” Strings Soft Notes On Antique German Violin

“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.

“Absolute: Thread”: Oil paint on reclaimed violin and case. 24” x 8 1/8” x 3 3/4”.

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.

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NEW “Absolute: Connection” Painting Points to Our Shared Bonds

“Absolute: Connection” Points to Our Shared Bonds

by Daric Gill

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“Absolute: Connection”: Oil paint on beech wood. 16” x 8”. 8.7.19.

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.

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Oil painting on wood by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Elevation” Finds Reverence In Shared Reflections From Germany

“Absolute: Elevation” Finds Reverence In Shared Reflections From Germany

by Daric Gill

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Oil painting on wood by Daric Gill
“Absolute: Elevation”: Oil paint on reclaimed oak. 8 3/4” x 9 7/8”. 7.30.19.

If you spend any time near a lake or river you’ll see people stooping down to pick up rocks and chucking them into the water. There appears to be something timeless and wholesome about digging in the dirt to find that perfect stone and casting it into the mirrored surface. And let’s not forget about that satisfying ‘kuthwunk’ sound as it plunges deep into the water. Parents have taught their children the art the stone toss across the globe, skipping the rocks across the smooth surface.  We universally love the game of counting skips and challenging ourselves to outdo the last throw. There’s something so primal yet sophisticated about this self-grounded relaxation. Absolute: Elevation finds reverence in these shared reflections. Read on below for the full article and image gallery.

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