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  • Elvira Dayel

Dzine Gallery, San Francisco

'rock paper scissors' - title of the show

Dzine Gallery, 128 Utah st., San Francisco

exhibition: 'rock paper scissors', Oct 21, 2016 - Apr. 21, 2017 // opening reception: Oct 21, 6-9pm

Month of October brought some more art shows and openings! It was busy, I was busy.

In preparation of the art for the display & install at Dzine Gallery I decided on the work I made earlier this year and already displayed at the Ramp Gallery, SOMArts a month earlier. The new work of two process drawings / paper-cut art piece 30" x 137" hexaptych, 'High Line'. It took me about 4 months to create the drawing to prepare it for cutting. These paper cuts are quite labor intensive, besides this time I wanted to give them a little more color and so I experimented with tempera paint on glassine paper. You can see the color streaks of paint lurking from behind the artwork. I loved the liquid nature of tempera and once applied it made glassine wrinkle which created a much desired tension between the precisely cut white paper & its background. Does this combination bring unexpected perspective or depth into the work with the economy of means. As always I like clarity and therefore I try to use as little as possible to get an idea across. These drawings are about a journey to an actual geographical place. This place, called High Line in New York, felt magical & it took me to a place in my mind which feels very specific & real, and yet it's a created one. It's the landscape of discovery & yet every element is fully designed, every vista is pre-determined. However, my mind is at piece when I'm there, it makes me feel good yet conflicted & disconnected. glass guardrails help with the blurring & loss of a sense of boundary; we are above ground, levitating somewhere far in the architectural vision, in the city cloud!

At the end of the opening we went out to dinner with our friends to our favorite spot in the Mission, Central Cafe! company launch party & Pop Art Show / opening at Terrific st., San Francisco - Oct. 7, 2016

exhibition duration: Oct. 7 - Oct. 30

The Shop FW, San Mateo 'transitions', opening - Oct. 7

exhibition duration: Oct. 7 - Oct. 30

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