February 9 – March 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11, 5-8 pm
Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75212
DALLAS, Texas (January 10, 2017)–Haley-Henman proudly announces Gisa Elwazir’s solo exhibition of new paintings titled Diptych: A Divided Land (Scape). The exhibition opens on Thursday, February 9th and continues until March 4th. An opening reception with the artist is Saturday, February 11th from 5-8 pm.
Gisa Elwazir is at her most complex expression of her leitmotif, organic abstraction. This is her fourth solo exhibition of new paintings in this collection. Haley-Henman is honored to be the premier venue of her new works that continually receive awards in juried competitions.
At the foundation of all these works is her medium of decalcomania, whereby she makes a texture of paint applied to the paper, like putting on a decal. It is from this texture that the artist begins her creative process. Decalcomania begins the rich layering of saturated colors, stippled transparencies of color, and the unfolding of spaces and forms.
For this exhibition, the viewer encounters the majority of works as diptychs in which the artist intentionally keeps a space between two continguous panels. When a viewer approaches Gisa Elwazir’s paintings, there is an overall sense that something is happening. The visual sense is assaulted with color interwoven by dynamic patterns of action. These paintings are not static abstractions, nor are they static land (scapes). As the viewer gets closer to the work, there is an increased visual experience of seeing stunning detail, with occasional plays of figurative and landscape references where the inner worlds of imagination come to life, and where the viewer can give their own meaning to the artist’s suggestions.
Image above: Gisa Elwazir Protecting the Land decalcomania, gouache, ink on paper
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