Dates: October 6 – November 12
First Thursday Art Walk: Thursday, November 3, 6:00-10:00pm
Open Hours: Wednesdays, 5:00-9:00pm and Saturdays, noon-4:00pm
At Ramon’s Tailor
Chambers is an exploration by Dana Harel into her concerns about human fragility, love, and perseverance—physically and psychologically—amidst the seemingly perpetual state of conflict, destruction, growth, and construction all around us. This exhibition offers a uniquely intimate glimpse at the artist’s new two-dimensional landscape and figurative works, presented together with her deeply personal and rarely seen slip-cast plaster sculptures. In her forms which recall antiquities, crumbling architectural elements, and human organs, we find echoes of the past and haunting allusions to the future. Despite a naive approach to process and the suggestion of ruin, a unique strength of Dana’s art rests in its deceptive sophistication, and in her ultimate hopefulness. Through her work, we are invited to contemplate our own fragility, capacity for love, and in the intimacy of a small gallery in the heart of San Francisco, what might we build and rebuild anew…
About the Artist
Dana Harel was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She migrated to California to pursue her Bachelor of Architecture degree from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where she currently works. Dana’s mixed-media work has been presented in solo exhibitions at the Laguna Art Museum, Palo Alto Art Center, Gallery Wendi Norris (San Francisco), Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (Herzliya, Israel), and Gensler Architects (San Francisco). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito), the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Napa Valley Museum, and Root Division (San Francisco). Dana received the Irvine Fellowship at the Montalvo Arts Center Residency in Saratoga in 2009.