The DaSilva Gallery will be hosting a variety of shows in the fall. As we book shows we will add them to the calendar. Any questions or ideas can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From September 7th to September 29th, Peter Rivera will be showing his photographs. The reception will be September 7th from 6-8. On September 8th, from 5-6, head over to The Range to listen to a special talk by Rivera about his works.
Opposing forces: images of time, rock, and release.
"Do not be trapped in here after dark,” says the guidebook. Perfect.
Over the past 10 years, being off the path in primordial places without wifi has been the preferred mode of subject. For whatever reason, I've been drawn to coordinates where vaster distances beckon beyond a glacier or dormant volcano, where one can almost hear the tick tock of deep geologic time. Very often these places bear a striking resemblance to Mars. For whatever reason, the remote, the humid, the freezing, or the down-right dangerous, have been more stimulating subjects of late. With this in mind these selections have been culled from visits to the streets of India, the remote lava fields of Iceland, the water and wind carved navajo sandstone of the American southwest, and the centuries-weathered monuments of Jordan, to name a few.
I recognize I have been lucky to work towards this accumulation of attitudes, latitudes, and longitudes and explore their beauty and impermanence. Right now, water, wind, or roots are breaking them all down, evolving them, slowly, with endless resolve. A thousand years from now all of this will be different. Now, standing in a room with them assembled they can become portals we use to pretend to be everywhere at once, and blissfully nowhere at all.
Peter Rivera, Woodbridge, CT, August 2018
From October 6th to November 3rd, Cohen Dunne Hermosilla will be showing their newest series of photographs.
Cohen Dunne Hermosilla are showing Transantiago - dedicated to the experience of humanity in the public transport system of Santiago Chile.
Cohen Dunne Hermosilla (CDH) is a collective of photographers based in New Haven, CT & Santiago, Chile established to show an international audience social, economic and cultural changes to the city of Santiago from an aesthetic perspective.
To see the full catalog for the show click here.
From November 9 to December 1, Miguel Trelles will be displaying his paintings. The reception will be November 9th from 6-8.
Rather than pursuing radical innovations, Miguel Trelles favors revolutionary archaism in his new Zen con Son series of works. Personally meaningful references from Chinese dynastic painting as well as an increasing number of pre-Columbian motifs are “telescoped” into colorful new compositions. By delving into the Pre-Columbian heritage while respectfully approaching Chinese sources via the chino-latino aesthetic this recent series broadens our contemporary sensibility and continues Trelles exploration of a Pan-American suma.
Miguel Trelles is a visual artist who divides his time between New Haven and New York City. Trelles’ chino-latino painting series derives inspiration from classic Chinese painting along with Pre-Columbian and Latin American imagery.
An adjunct professor at various colleges in and out of New York, Trelles has also taught at Southern Connecticut State University. He holds a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art at Brown University and an M.F.A. (1995) from Hunter College.
The work of Miguel Trelles has been exhibited in Rio de Janeiro, Lima, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Havana, Tegucigalpa, Buenos Aires, and Paris, among others. Trelles’ paintings have been acquired by several permanent collections such as those in El Museo del Barrio and Deutsche Bank in New York, the Fundacion Gabarron in Valladolid, El Museo de Arte de Ponce and the Institue of Puerto Rican Culture in Puerto Rico.