The Drawing Room is happy to announce an upcoming exhibition of site-specific drawings by Dara Humniski and lithographic prints by Leanne Olson, running Saturday April 5 until April 26th. Join the artists at an afternoon reception on Saturday April 5 from 3 pm to 7 pm.
The role of a shell is to provide shelter, an outer skeleton, and sometimes camouflage for the animal inside. By the time a shell arrives on its resting ground, the organism it grew up with has moved on. What remains are their markings, the clues to their stories—where they've been, the friction they've had, how long they moved, or sat still. The macro lives of shells are a reminder of otherworldliness; the detail of their lines are a reminder of the layers that are missed upon first glance. —Dara Humniski and Leanne Olson
These two friends are combining their talents and collaborating on these brand new works created just for the Drawing Room Salon. Their work reflects a fascination with the subtleties that lie just beyond our perception. And other things.
Dara Humniski experiments with very tiny and very large drawings, photos or sculptures. She uses the natural world as a starting point to assemble fictional worlds with open-ended narratives to express things about the human condition.
Leanne Olson is an experimental photographer and occasional printmaker. Her work captures the intricate patterns of natural objects and the emptiness of our landscapes. But mostly she takes photos of dogs.