Phoenix by Leah Yerpe
53 Stanton Street, 917-445-5243
East Village / Lower East Side
September 5 - October 14, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 6, 6 - 10 PM
Dacia Gallery is pleased to present Infinitum, a solo exhibition of figurative drawings by Leah Yerpe. In her work, Leah decontextualizes the human figure in highly choreographed drawings that float effortlessly through space with elegance and grace. Bodies are multiplied in different poses, twisting, floating and falling on a ground purged of contextualizing marks. She believes that art is an exploration of contradictions and raw emotions that need to communicate the intangible. Her models are given free reign to move their bodies without direction in a sort of immediate, improvised dance. This looseness contrasts with the fastidious technique of the artist, where elegance and grace is infused with subtle dissonance. An important part of the human condition is a desire for resolution, for a way to put the incongruities of life into order. Despite our efforts, sometimes the closer we seem to approach a conclusion, the more elusive it proves. Yet our perception is left a little richer for the struggle we envision in the drawings of Leah Yerpe.