Dana Woulfe "Conflict and Resolve" @ Lot F Gallery, BostonJuxtapoz // Thursday, 29 Aug 2013
Downtown Boston's Lot F Gallery is proud to announce Conflict and Resolve, a solo exhibition by Dana Woulfe. The gallery welcomes Woulfe back after two highly acclaimed duo shows with former studio mate Kenji Nakayama, an installation and residency at Montserrat College of Art, an exhibition at Hellion Gallery in Portland, Oregon, his largest mural projects to date, and the arrival of his first child."
Using aerosol, watercolor, oil paint and collage to develop abstracted compositions with crisp, rich color palettes. Dana fully abstracts his sometimes lettering-inspired works for “Conflict and Resolve,” transforming them into dynamic waves and crashes of color. Cambridge-based artist, Juxtapoz contributor, and author Caleb Neelon has this to say about Dana's new show:
Rather than scale down his practice, he and longtime art partner Josh Falk moved into a new 4,000 square foot studio in order to take everything they were doing steps further. Conflict and Resolve, Dana's new body of work on display at Lot F in September, is proof of it. His collection of medium and large-scale works continue his fascination with motion, dynamics, and gravity. He’s left anything representational behind. One of my favorites of the bunch, 'Feels Right,' has a convex shape and represents a beautiful new direction. 'Art is a Battlefield,' a large-format piece in collaboration with his BFF and former studio mate Kenji Nakayama, is a stunner. And it all reflects that freedom and confidence of stepping into the next stage of life. —Caleb Neelon