You’d think I’d be more diligent at uploading time-based events, given my background in publishing, but here we are. Dina Gadia’s solo exhibit at Silverlens, Situation Amongst the Furnishings, closed on 12 August 2017, almost two months ago. Is there a point to uploading these things at all? To my mind, yes. I don’t know about you, though. I do know that I have a hard drive full of photos that I always “mean” to upload but never do. I do know that I always wish someone would post photos of exhibits that I’ve missed. So here’s something, maybe, for someone who would’ve liked to have seen this show but didn’t get to.
Aside from being really aesthetically into Dina Gadia’s work, which is always graphic and vibrant and just attractive, part of why I think I always enjoy seeing her work is that it’s infused with humor and wit. There’s something a little bit off or irreverent about her work, but it’s never in a way that’s too in-your-face and it never tries to be overtly provocative. It just is, in a strangely quiet way.
The paintings in Situation Amongst the Furnishings were a delight to see, for me. (This write-up’s probably coming off as a little trite and shallow, but it’s a blog, lol. Give me a break.) It’s what you might have come to expect from Dina’s work, but with the volume turned up, a little bit.
For full exhibit notes and installation views, click here.