Incident – Rebecca Krinke and Duane Ditty in July
ROSALUX GALLERY presents “Incident” Rebecca Krinke and Duane Ditty
Exhibition runs: July 5 – July 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 12, 7 PM – 10:00 PM
Rebecca Krinke and Duane Ditty both have works in this show titled “Incident”: a word that often refers to a an occurrence of seemingly minor importance that can lead to serious consequences. Time and transformation are at play in both artists’ works, but their art sits in intriguing contrast to each other. The overall exhibition could be seen as an installation – Ditty’s paintings line the large bright salon space, while Krinke’s bed sculpture is found in its own darkened room.
Sculpture Incident (after Insomnia) by Rebecca Krinke: My new sculpture for this exhibition builds on the work done for Insomnia – my January 2014Rosalux show. Both works take as a starting point the black four-poster bed from a period room at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Incident (after Insomnia) is a more feral piece – raising questions into the domestic and the undomesticated, animal and human, struggle, growth, beauty, stress, trauma, coping, transforming. A lexicon:
Bed: haven, rest, sleep, recuperate, dream, privacy, intimacy, confined, fear of the dark, insomnia, sickbed, deathbed, feather bed, straw bed, garden bed, nest, the “spirit world”, liminal space, journey of consciousness.
Black Feather/Bird: flocks, mobbing, messenger, migration, magical powers, familiar/uncanny, divination.
Straw: bedding and fodder for animals, floors, bedding, clothing, targets, taxidermy, woven, thatched. Notebook/Journal: written record of incidents, experiences, and ideas.
Paintings by Duane Ditty:
Painting for me is about the timeframe when something happens. An incident has occurred within this timeframe and the painting is a record of it for future examination. In this new series, I am no longer building up the paintings over days of subtle refinement; they are now rapidly reworked each day until I find them compelling. These new paintings executed in a more rapid and anxious fashion replace my stark and more urban works with ones that have a more fluid sense of open space and light. Abstraction to me is the sense of visual narrative, of an occurrence, that gains meaning through the viewer – and in how they understand this and how it relates to their own experience.