‘One New Big Painting’ at Project Project
December 14th, 2018
Omaha, NEâ€”Tonight on Vinton Street, Project Project Gallery will open a new exhibition, One New Big Painting, which is in fact a single new big painting by local artist and recent UNO graduate, Anne Dovali.
Dovali is referring to Josh Powell and Joel Damon, Co-Founders and Curators of Project Project, who are always keen to experiment for the sake of art. For this exhibition, theyâ€™ve taken on Dovali as a sort of resident. Not exactly a formal artist residency, however, Dovali has been invited to live in the small gallery for about two weeks to finely detail what has become a site-specific work. Having just graduated, there werenâ€™t many other opportunities to continue the large scale paintings she had started.
Dovaliâ€™s 5.5â€™ by 7â€™ oil on canvas painting in question, â€œThe Compromise,â€ references old traditions in a new way. Characters, some recurring in Dovaliâ€™s work, are locked in a surreal battle on the canvas with a dragon, but remaining playful, rhinestones and googly eyes make an appearance.
The challenges of creating new work, opening a new show, and the battle on canvas, are all working together to build tension at Project Project leading up to tonight.
Having just a single work in the space might revise the typical gallery experience, but the labor behind â€œThe Compromiseâ€ and its size no doubt make for a spectacle.
Anne Dovaliâ€™s â€œOne New Big Paintingâ€ opens tonight, December 14Â at Project Project Gallery on Vinton Street from 6-10pm. For more information, visit ProjectProjectOmaha.com.
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