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In the ODD Gallery: DAN STARLING
June 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 14, 2021
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 14, 2021
Unsettled histories: the transformation of a print
June 12 – August 6th, 2021
Opening Saturday, June 12th, 1 – 5pm
Closing Reception & Artist Talk TBA
The drypoint prints in this exhibition continue the narrative of one of Rembrandt’s most renowned works: Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves: The Three Crosses (1653). The project uses the print as a departure point to realign the timelessness of his religiously inspired original with the timeliness of contemporary socio-political struggle in the settler-colonial context of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Western art typically presents itself as God-given, timeless, and immutable. In contrast, my project advances the potential that is latent within Rembrandt’s work by moving its narrative forward in time through a process of erasure and super-imposition. The result is a series of twenty-eight drypoint prints, which each derive from the plate. By drawing on top of Rembrandt’s original work and adding a diversity of imagery, my aim is to show the inherent instability of occupation….