Richard L. Dana: Here and Where
March 27 – May 26, 2019
Kaplan Gallery, 2nd floor
Spotlight Blog: IN THIS PLACE. AT WHAT PLACE?
Richard Dana presents a solo exhibition featuring recent digital prints and video projection. Combining abstraction and representation with macro and micro shifts of scale, his work investigates narratives that deal with the individual’s place in the world. His recent work stretches, repeats, and extrudes digital information creating images that hint at infinitely unfolding mental, emotional, and spatial states.
About the Artist: Richard L. Dana is a self-taught artist who has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally. His work has appeared in over 20 one-person and over 100 group exhibitions.
Selected exhibitions in the United States include the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), the Chrysler Museum (Norfolk VA), the Octagon House Museum (Washington, DC), the Drawing Center (New York, NY), Tribes Gallery (New York, NY), the International Monetary Fund (Washington, DC), Maryland Art Place (Baltimore, MD), the Washington Project for the Arts (Washington, DC), the Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, Conn.) and the Troyer, Fitzpatrick, Lassman Gallery (Washington, DC).
Internationally Mr. Dana has exhibited in Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Mr. Dana received an undergraduate degree in Russian Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975 and a master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkin’s School of Advanced International Studies in 1977. He worked as an economist and Soviet Affairs expert in Washington, D.C. from 1977 to 1984. Having spent much of his free time painting since preparatory school, he decided in 1984 to transform into a full-time artist and has been creating art ever since.