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Dana Hargrove
updated: 11/12/2011
website: www.danahargrove.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Airport Series #4
Terminal
Interstates
Interstates
Detour1
HospitalShip
Circuit Map
Circuit
Circuit
Installation view including Spikes and Terminal
Airport Series #8
Airport Series #6
Airport Series #8
airport Series #1
Spikes
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, diagrammatic, landscape, systems, repetition, political, abstract, social criticism, mapping, pattern
 
 
Airport Series #4 by Dana Hargrove
Airport Series #4
Acrylic and collage on paper
2010
17 " x  14 " 
Terminal by Dana Hargrove
Terminal
Acrylic on round panel (Series of 8)
2008
21 21 " x  21 21 " 
Interstates by Dana Hargrove
Interstates
Multiple acrylic on panel (Series of 12)
2009
10 " x  10 " 
Interstates by Dana Hargrove
Interstates
Acrylic on panel
2009
10 " x  0 " 
Detour1 by Dana Hargrove
Detour1
Collage
2009
31" x  22.5" 
HospitalShip by Dana Hargrove
HospitalShip
Lithograph, edition of 5
2007
15" x  25" 
Circuit Map by Dana Hargrove
Circuit Map
Multiple acrylic and mixed media on panel, vinyl tape on wall
2006- ongoing
Dimensions variable
Circuit by Dana Hargrove
Circuit
Acrylic and mixed media on panel
2008
6 " x  6 "  x 2 " 
Circuit by Dana Hargrove
Circuit
Acrylic and mixed media on panel
2006- ongoing
6" x  6"  x 2" 
Installation view including Spikes and Terminal by Dana Hargrove
Installation view including Spikes and Terminal
Various
2008
Dimensions variable
Airport Series #8 by Dana Hargrove
Airport Series #8
Acrylic and collage on paper
2010
17" x  14" 
Airport Series #6 by Dana Hargrove
Airport Series #6
Acrylic and collage on paper
2010
17" x  14" 
Airport Series #8 by Dana Hargrove
Airport Series #8
Acrylic and collage on paper
2010
17" x  14" 
airport Series #1 by Dana Hargrove
airport Series #1
Acrylic and collage on paper
2010
14" x  17" 
Spikes by Dana Hargrove
Spikes
Gouache, acrylic, ink and pencil on paper
2008
9" x  6" 

Artist Statement
Dana Hargrove - Artist Statement

In our culture today we have become used to splitting our lives into parts. The constant commuting between loved ones and our career compartmentalizes our lives while we struggle to define our true sense of place. This sense of dislocation is a reoccurring theme within my work; reestablishing myself yet again has allowed my reexamination of this process of disconnection and reconnection.

Analyzing my recent experiences while relocating, I have found that the system of travel is a highly complex and sophisticated abstraction. There is a dichotomy present; on the one hand we have the system, which is larger than the individual. The experience of travel is unified and abstracted by higher powers to better aid our feelings of comfort and safety as we soar through the air or speed along the interstate. We follow rules. We read maps and signs, we have a continuity of design despite the distance. The system presents itself as seamless and controlled.
Then we have an individual's experience of travel - the senses, the action, the accompanying emotion as we leave or reunite with homes and loved ones. We also fear the systems failure or our failure inside the system. We are unpredictable and variable.

My concern within these paintings is - If there is a gap between the system and the individual, with the system larger than the human, does it encourage our sophisticated removal into abstraction and our ease with the representation rather than the reality?

Adopting visual cues from within the different network systems while coexisting them with the expressive nature of painting I ask myself the above questions. The questions become answered while I ponder and paint; Life with a jolt will remind us that the maintenance of control is a façade. Life will always remind us to feel

Artist Bio / CV
BORN: Edinburgh, Scotland

RESIDENCE: Orlando, FL

EDUCATION:

M. F.A. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2002

B.F.A. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, Scotland, 1998

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

"Inhabit", Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA,  2010

"Divide and Consider", Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA,  2008

"Transcapes", Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 2006

"Survey" Bloch Hall Gallery, Montevallo, Alabama, 2005

"Rooted" Installation in Downtown Glasgow, Scotland, 2003

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

“National Young Painters Competition”, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH, Jan 2009

"Re: Group" Humanities Center, Chico, California, May 2008

"Red Dot Art Fair" New York City, NYC, March 2008

"FOOD: From Hunger to Plenty" Towson Arts Collective,Towson, MD, Dec 2007

“Black and White” Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 2007

“Roots Routes” Two person exhibition, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, July 2007

"Suburbia Redefined" Towson Arts Collective,Towson, MD, May 2007

"Group 62901" Well St. Art Co, Fairbanks, Alaska, February 2007

"Crossing Borders" International Juried Exhibition, Laredo Center for the Arts, TX, Dec-Jan 2007

"Drawing a Conclusion" Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 2006

"Sum of all Parts" Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 2005

"AAF Affordable Art Fair" New York City, NYC, 2005

"Scapes" 2 person exhibition, 2 person Exhibition, Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, May 2005

"No Dumping" 7 person group exhibition, Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL, March 2005

"Visible Spectrum" Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2004/2005

"Urban" Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2003/2004

"Reset" Festival of Media Art, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Crakow, Poland 2002

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2009 William and Dorothy Yeck First-Place Purchase Award, National Young Painters Competition, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH, Juror Bob Nugent