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Karlis Rekevics and Danielle Dimston, Drawings, Installations and Ideas

Repetti (old location)
44-02 23rd Street, 4th floor, 718-670-3226
Long Island City
April 7 - April 29, 2007
Reception: Saturday, April 7, 7 - 9 PM
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Karlis Rekevics makes large scale charcoal and black spray paint drawings. Inspired in part by our urban infrastructure, the new works, often with prominent pentimenti, are imbued with a personal sense of time, space, and ultimately, loss. These very physical creations are the result of the artist wondering what effect “a drawing can have on a viewer’s perception of their own personal space.” Is this effect markedly different to that of a sculpture, even if the image represented is the same?

Similarly, Danielle Dimston says her work is both an, “exploration of my relationship with the world at this moment, and also a visual representation of the things I am struggling to understand.” Delicate watercolors and ink drawings investigate her idea of “The Ripple Effect,” which she describes as, “the wake created as we move through the world (or into a space), and the impact we have on each other.”

Dimston will also present an installation, using pages of a phone book, to further examine what role we play in each other’s lives. She says, “In attempting to show The Ripple Effect, I have realized that I don’t create as much of a wake as I had hoped, that my impact is subtle, if at all. This is disappointing, and is due to the limited nature of an idea or concept versus the reality of a complex experience. Everything has changed but my concerns remain the same; how do we go through life gently, but with meaning?”
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