~DINA GADIA . . ‘NON MINT COPY’ – OPENING FRI
‘DINA GADIA – NON MINT COPY’
OPENS FRI MAY 8, 2015 / 6-8 PM
the show runs MAY 8 – JUNE 13, 2015
HRS: MON-SAT 10am-5pm / SUN by appointment
OWEN JAMES GALLERY, 61 GREENPOINT AVE, BROOKLYN
more info:DINA GADIA EXHIBIT
I first wrote up this young Philippine artist, when the Owen James Gallery participated in JUSTMAD6 – at the Madrid, SPAIN Contemporary Art Fair, just a scant couple of months ago, Feb 24-March 1, 2015. I had some fun knocking her work up against . . some new paintings by TAYLOR McKIMENS, and you know what ?
she held her – own !!
I like the title of her show . . ‘NON MINT COPY’ – !!
so fun, to consider vs. MAMIKO OTSUBO’S (CE!) – ‘COPY EXACTLY!’
which opened 2 weekends ago at CLEOPATRA’S.
see: MAMIKO OTSUBO – (CE!)
both artists are looking at the pop culture here, in the USA.
both are referencing . . ‘geography’, both are doing photo-based collage.
and both have: a totally – different . . game plan !!
I would even venture to go out on a limb, and say that . . Mamiko has a kinder eye upon us, but maybe not so much – on the future.
life, sure is one hard nut to crack. and there are many, many, many different stories.
it’s also interesting to connect with Dina Gadia’s work, after just coming off of . . LALA LAND – the incredible-in-your-face, LALA ALBERT – !!
someone else can write the essay – I’m just laying it down pictorially.
it’s a very visceral, visual juxtaposition of ‘worlds’, different artist’s ‘points of view’ – and, life experiences. including socio-economic. global, etc.
but it’s all girl . . all ‘femme’- any way you break it down, and, don’t you ever forget that.
there’s power in them, that . . question & provoke, and they both do – just that.
though of course one is free-hand drawing (LALA) and one is composing collage (Dina) – both are: ‘talking’.
telling stories and questioning the ways – things are.