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Dana James at The Lodge Gallery

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Dana James: Sometimes Seen Dreams
October 18 - November 12, 2017
The Lodge Gallery 131 Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002
At first look Dana James’s new work seems serenely atmospheric. But what appears quiet is quickly shown to be a seething, turbulent conduit to imagined memories, locations and lives unlike the artist’s own.
James has previously explored her curiosity about others’ lives and their experiences of Americana, televisions, swimming pools and other trappings of suburbia. But, this new body of work casts off a bit from a more grounded reality to forge links to dreamier images that approach the silent longing and restless searching of the sublime.
This mood is facilitated by the paint staining application used to cover the canvases.The lyrical technique brings out an elegant immutability while James’s palette utilizes pale pinks and rolling, deep blues to give form to her restless “recollections” and murky possible futures.
At the bottom of the large vertical works, small …