The first thing you may notice about Dana Hargrove’s exhibition for New General is a deliberate layering—seen literally in the installation itself, where multiple pieces comprise the larger whole; and within the work itself, where shapes are stacked one on top of the other, forming intricate networks. While Hargrove employs a wide range of media, most of her work deals with systems within nature and how we as humans exist within and/or interact with these environments. At times, they are more literal (as in her storefront collages) and other examples are abstracted representations of space and place.
The “cairn” watercolors, while originally inspired by stacks of rocks in her native Scotland, are not tied to that specific place. Instead, they become studies of shape, color and abstraction that trigger different interpretations for everyone. The same symbolic stacks take on far different realizations in the cardboard formations that Hargrove creates and then photographs in different settings. Here the work is multi-layered as well: the original stacked cardboard sculpture is the work of art, the performative act of incorporating into different spaces is a work of art, as is the resulting photograph of the action. Perhaps the final layer is where and how each of us interact with the installation.
-Ginger Gregg Duggan, curatorsquared
April 6th – July 10th, 2015
Public Reception and Sidewalk Art Talk
Friday, May 22nd from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Window (re/production | re/presentation) is pleased to host a new, site-specific work by Florida-based artist, Dana Hargrove. In Search of the Spectacular combines Hargrove’s long-standing interest in culturally mediated landscape with her recent fixation on the cairn as a repetitive and cumulative marker of our encounters with the land, and by extension, with one another.
Atlantic Center for the Arts – Alt_Space- Douglas St, New Smyrna, Florida- 11am-12pm Friday 14th November- Artist Talk.
Arts on Douglas Artists Talk series provides a unique opportunity to learn more about our exhibiting artists and their artwork. Join us this Friday for a casual yet in-depth discussion with contemporary landscape artist Dana Hargrove.
PRESS RELEASE– Atlantic Center for the Arts- Downtown: Arts on Douglas and alt_space Gallery present: Right to Roam by Dana Hargrove Opening reception: Saturday, November 1, 4-7pm Artist Talk: Friday, November 14, 11am New Smyrna Beach, FL — Arts on Douglas announces a new alt_space exhibition for the month of November titled Right to Roam by Scottish artist Dana Hargrove. The exhibition will be on view November […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2013 Bridgette Mayer Gallery t: 215-413-8893 f: 215-413-2283 e: email@example.com Bridgette Mayer Gallery announces its eighth exhibition of 2013: Aspect Forming – a show by Dana Hargrove. Aspect Forming will be on view November 20 – January 11, 2014, with an opening reception, Friday, November 22, 6:00 […]
Dana Hargrove: Aspect Forming November 20, 2013 – January 11, 2014 Bridgette Mayer Gallery 709 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106