Melanie Daniel
Lotus Eaters

September 4 - October 11, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday September 4th, 6-8pm


Artsy.net recommends AGG as emerging gallery to watch, highlighting Melanie Daniel's upcoming show.
Asya Geisberg Gallery is pleased to present "Lotus Eaters", an exhibition of paintings by Canadian-Israeli artist Melanie Daniel. This newest series marks a philosophical shift within Daniel's oeuvre, with a retreat from her previously taut and politically charged milieu into a more languorous hallucinatory landscape. Here, Daniel encodes anxiety based on the turmoil of the Middle East with an increasingly subversive painterly language. While her preceding series "Echo Shield" alluded to an abstracted militarism and surveillance, Daniel's current works initially suggest an idyllic sublimity, only upon closer inspection yielding to a latent content of eerie unease. A post-apocalyptic aura emanates, where quasi-extant lone figures emerge and are in...

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