An article written by Esteban Meneses features in the August 26th edition of the Orlando Weekly. Get it in print form around Orlando, or read it here at www.orlandoweekly.com.
“Imagine a stately wall mounted inside the Orlando Museum of Art. As you approach what seems like a deliberate barrier to the 2017 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibit, constructed from boxes stacked on top of one another, you look closer and notice the patterns that mark the contours of the boxes. Along the wall – a 10-by-24-foot bulwark – the boxes appear to bulge forward and sideways in an asymmetric Tetris-like arrangement.”
Also some recent blogosphere press:
Here at https://theculturetrip.com/
“Hargrove urges a connection of mindfulness between a person’s surroundings and the effect on not only the individual but also society.”
And at http://designcrushblog.com/
“Dana Hargrove’s pieces are acrylic paint on wood, but you might think some of them are stacks of colorful blocks…”
For the month of May this year Dana Hargrove attended North Iceland’s Listhus International Artist Residency . The residency is located within a fjord in the small town of Ólafsfjördur. Dana continued with her on going site-specific series ‘Props’ and created several new paintings inspired by the magnificent natural surroundings. Listhús Artist Residency Program was […]
Group exhibition ‘Precipice’ at Deiglan, Akureyri, Iceland, curated by Dana Hargrove
14:00 – 17:00, May 13th & 14th, 2017
Deiglan, Listagil , Art Street, Kaupvangsstræti 23, Akureyri, Iceland
Artists Dana Hargrove, Dawn Roe and Rachel Simmons and geographer Lee Lines announce a group exhibition titled:
The USA-based artists and collaborators of the group exhibition Precipice have created an exhibition that uses the Icelandic landscape as a vehicle, or jumping off point (precipice) to prompt thoughtful deliberation on universal concerns. Each artist has allowed Iceland’s landscape to infiltrate into the content of their art practice while conducting fieldwork or participating in Icelandic artist residencies. The works, of varying mediums and theoretical approach, promote multi-faceted interpretations, yet often cross paths in areas concerning memory, perception, representation, consumerism, climate change, and sustainability.
The installation format, including the use of wall text, encourages broader conversation regarding our perceptions of landscape as a natural, cultural, and politicized entity. The artists wish to serve as alt rogue ambassadors (#altgov) for the USA, among the many in opposition to the current Trump administration’s attack on science and intellectualism, which unless resisted could very well jeopardize life on this beautiful planet.
Dana Hargrove, Professor of Art
Dawn Roe, Associate Professor of Art
Rachel Simmons, Professor of Art
Dr. Lee Lines, Professor of Environmental Studies
ORLANDO, April 4, 2017 – The Orlando Museum of Art announces the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art artists for 2017: Domingo Castillo, William Cordova, Coco Fusco, Mark Gerstein, Aramis Gutierrez, Dana Hargrove, Lisa Iglesias, Carl Juste, Ralph Provisero, and Chase Westfall. Each artist featured in this exhibition will be represented by a recent body of work that provides an in-depth view of their practice. Read More…
During March, Dana Hargrove was a Resident Fellow at the Hambidge Creative Residency Program located in North Georgia along with 9 other creatives. Dana continued with her on going site-specific series ‘Props’ and created several new paintings inspired by the natural surroundings.
SNAP! SPACE PRESENTS : LE SALON 2017 Notions of culture, beauty, fashion, and perception collide at Snap! Orlando’s annual showcase of international and regional artists. The exhibition provides viewers with a unique opportunity to revisit past exhibitions while discovering new works. ‘Le Salon 2017’ features an array of mediums, styles, and artistic subjects ranging […]
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
Dana Hargrove is featured and interviewed in the inaugural issue of Art Maze Magazine. The launch of the print issue is on February 1st- you can order a copy from their website or read the preview here. Art Maze Magazine is an international, independent and artist-run publication with included work selected by guest jurors.
This Studio Visit gives a glimpse about Dana’s artistic background, experience and resources that helped shape her work.
Dana Hargrove concerns herself with ideas that frame our perceptions of the land and our sense of place and space, she employs a range of media from photography, collage, sculpture and installed paintings including largescale site specific works.
Dana also shares her advice with emerging artists and reveals exciting future plans in her artistic career!