2019 EXHIBITION Untitled Art Fair, SAN FRANCISCO

The View From Here, 60 x 48 in. Oil on Linen 2019

Dear Friends,

I’m thrilled to announce my upcoming exhibition at the Untitled Art Fair in San Francisco with Zevitas Marcus. It’s funny how life works– I’ve shown my work all over the country but this is the first show in my hometown of the Bay Area. I’m super excited to see family and old friends and wrote an instagram post about all that here.

UNTITLED ART, San Francisco

Pier 35
Booth #19 Zevitas Marcus
1454 The Embarcadero
San Francisco

Days & Hours
THU JAN 17 3-9 VIP PREVIEW
FRI Jan 18 12:00 pm -8:00 pm
SAT Jan 19 12:00 pm -6:00 pm
SUN Jan 20 12:00 pm -6:00 pm

I’ll make it a point to loiter near the booth at these times:

Thurs, Jan 17, 5 – 7pm
Friday, Jan 18 3 – 4pm
Sat, Jan 19 3 – 4pm

For a preview of paintings, please contact Rich [at] Zevitasmarcus [dot] com

2019 EXHIBITION: “Disclosure” at Durden & Ray, LA

DISCLOSURE: CONFESSIONS FOR MODERN TIMES

Jan 5 – Feb 2, 2019
Opening reception:
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019,
7-10 p.m

Artists: Kim Abeles, Jorin Bossen, Kimberly Brooks, Joe Davidson, Dani Dodge, Donald Fodness, Kathryn Hart, Debby and Larry Kline, Conchi Sanford, Ed “Celso” Tahaney and Steven Wolkoff, Curators: Dani Dodge and Alanna Marcelletti

Durden and Ray will celebrate the start of 2019 with an exhibition that allows people to cleanse their souls through the art of disclosure. January is about cleansing the past and making new starts. But since the early 1990s, independent polls have shown the rapid growth of those without a religious affiliation. So where do people go to confess, if not to a higher power? Maybe an art gallery? Dani Dodge and Alanna Marcelletti decided to play devil’s advocates and create a space where the participants can disclose transgressions and progress unfettered into 2019 through art.

The exhibition includes interactive confessionals, each designed by different artists, and figurative art exploring the experience of being human through relationships, tragedy, translation of autobiography and Barry Manilow. The show is a contemporary take on the sacred and secular acts of confessing sins. Conchi Sanford’s confessional is composed of two see-through cocoons that allow people to whisper secrets to each other. Steven Wolkoff channels Bart Simpson with a piece on which people write what they will not do. Inside Kim Abeles’ confessional, people hear the sound of audio she collected one minute every day for 1440 minutes, or 24 hours, and Dani Dodge’s formal wooden confessional flashes “CONFESS” while inviting people to put their sins on display through Post-it notes. The figurative works in the show acknowledge the burden of unreleased guilt. Aesthetically, they are divided by the curators into their ideas of heaven, hell and in-between. Kimberly Brooks’ abstract figures exist in a heavenly realm, while Donald Fodness hellishly disassembles Barry Manilow. Debby and Larry Kline play prophet by mapping impending tragedy for the planet referencing Biblical plagues as they foretell natural and manmade disasters. In between are the paintings of a disconnected relationship by Jorin Bossen, and Ed “Celso” Tahaney’s vibrant take on the personal disclosures of Hollywood luminaries. Joe Davidson memorializes a life lived through concrete castings of the insides of his own shoes, while Kathryn Hart reveals her personal form of survivor guilt with a sculpture that includes found bone, which she refers to as a private confessional.

Durden & Ray
1206 Maple Ave. #832, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Hours: Sat/Sun, 12 – 5 p.m. and by appointment

Media Contact:
Dani Dodge, 213-703-9363
dani.dodge@gmail.com