Davina Semo "We Begin with the Noise"

Martos Gallery

poster for Davina Semo "We Begin with the Noise"

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Martos Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new works by Davina Semo.

We Begin with the Noise presents works that repurpose the ubiquitous industrial landscape of chains, concrete and glass. The works are made by etching, distressing, shattering and bending raw materials. Much like heaps of scrap metal and collaged debris found on sidewalks and alleys, these works retain the forms of their own transformations.

The chain is used without any alteration, leaving a straightforward balance of line, gravity, color and weight. The diagonal grid, appropriated from a fence, serves as a structural element and a visual repetition of diamonds. The Xs, blatant marks of intersection, outline a series of empty shapes, spaces and voids. Apart from their formal qualities these materials connote power and containment.

The coexistence of these works with the post-industrial environment points to the disorienting and relentless abstraction of our lived experience.

[Image: Davina Semo "X Marks The Rot (2011) spray paint transfer on reinforced concrete 16 x 16 in.]



from September 08, 2011 to October 08, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-09-08 from 18:00 to 20:00


Davina Semo

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