A well-written and insightful review of Distant Operator
by Evan Paul Laudenslager for Geist Magazine. I think the greatest experience of this show has been to have access to writer's perspective of what they seeing. I feel very close to this work, it can be difficult to talk about it. Reading these points of view is a rare and challenging thing. Thank you.
:: on the left, Aleut, on the right, White Lepiota ::
" A success of the work is an emphasis on variety of process. Dages has worked mainly in printmaking, photography, and book arts. These processes clearly influence the narrative display of the work, and reaching connections between pieces both aesthetically and in process is intuitive and enjoyable for the eye. The materiality of her pieces correlates to her love of books: bone, ink, lead, and thread all feature prominently. Even these objects reach a higher significance under Distant Operator’sthemes; the mortal utility of bone, the toxic allure of lead, or the permanence of ink. These executions are fluid and varied, charcoal rubbings and darkroom prints made without cameras and using only photographic chemicals become visually interchangeable while staying theoretically disparate. "
Read More HERE
- "MARIANNE DAGES EXPLORES MYTH, TRANSLATION IN DISTANT OPERATOR AT NAPOLEON GALLERY
" by Evan Paul Laudenslager, Geist Magazine
:: handmade paper, carbon, gouache ::