DANIELLE WINGER: BETWEEN TWO GARDENS
The Red Arrow Gallery / 919 Gallatin Ave., #4 July 10 - 31st
The Red Arrow Gallery is honored to feature a solo presentation from painter, Danielle Winger. Opening on Thursday, July 1 at 6 pm the exhibition continues through Saturday, July 31, 2021.
Between Two Gardens refers to the space between a beginning and an end. Biblically, these two gardens are known as the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Heaven. These two pillars epitomize the innate desire and longing for an ideal world, a perfect landscape. When I created the paintings for this show, I was experiencing a great transition and upheaval, and the world was frozen in the face of a global pandemic, filled with grief and a fear for what our futures held. Arising out of extreme isolation came a collective wanderlust, a desire to be anywhere else, a yearning for the “other”. These paintings seek to reconcile the two gardens, providing space for contemplation and offering a respite from the chaos of our current realities. The Two Gardens also allude to the duality that is commonly found in my paintings, which manifests itself both thematically and literally through the recurrent use of reflection, and the dichotomy of day/night. Additionally, the works here are simultaneously hopeful and melancholic, tender and tragic, romantic but lonely. In an attempt to retain optimism in its purest form, I use this paradisaical imagery to deliver paintings that are unapologetically sentimental.