On view April 26 – August 9, 2018
Closing Reception: Sunday, Aug. 5 | 2–4 p.m.
Daggi Wallace is a painter and pastel artist and member of the Studio Channel Islands Community. This exhibition is a compilation of her most recent bodies of work, including an exploration of water, a focus on the Berlin wall, and studies that relate to the #MeToo movement. Though it is not the case with her work in general, this exhibit focuses on portrayals of women.
Wallace was born in West-Berlin in 1962, in close proximity to the Berlin Wall. She continues to use the Wall as a symbol for all the walls in life, including those internally built. As a metaphor for emigrating to America and her personal journey, her themes shifted as she used the wide open spaces of the American southwest and the freedom of bodies of water in a reflection of how she felt in the US. Her pastel works bring into sharp focus the sitter’s portrait while highlighting larger ideas.
“Focusing mainly on portraying the human condition and our connection to each other, my work always begins with a visual trigger that evokes a strong emotional response in me or with an idea I want to explore.” Her paintings have been published in several magazines and books, including American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Professional Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, The Pastel Journal, Poets and Artists Magazine and Pratique Des Arts in France.
This exhibit was curated by Christine Dauzat, Christian Duimstra, Cristina Farias, Paris Notter, Brianna Pinal, Evan Pine, and Mikaela Wundrow as part of their Arts Management and Museology Course.
Selected press: “When Art Imitates Life: How one artist’s work mirrors her reality,” by Mark Wyckoff in Beyond the Acorn, Aug/Sept 2018 Edition, pp. 22-25
Image: Daggi Wallace, Allowing, pastel on paper, 24 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist.