Danielle Zelna Alexander

Danielle Zelna Alexander

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This body of work, by Danielle Zelna Alexander, is an investigation into the notion of construction and the veneer of ‘finishing’ an artwork. Drapery and cloth are used as a metaphor for ambiguity, passivity and tension to confuse the distinction of content, subject and peripheries. The traditional medium of oil paint is juxtaposed with the industrial medium of wall crack filler to highlight the faults or cracks in these physical and conceptual confinements.

An exercise in looking and then looking again. These works bring periphery and framing into question through the seductive lighting of abstract or mundane, blurring what gets to be depicted or represented in the historic medium of oil on canvas. Each work explores an unsettling quietness presented as passivity. Using cloth and physical frames to stand in for narratives of perception and representation, the work attempts to grapple with the issues of ambiguity and tensions in relation to the artist’s perception and understanding of identity. It also looks at what that means or is represented as within the art institutional context which, in its authoritarian nature creates a “framework” (context) for the content that it houses to exist in and be presented through. By using certain elements and traditions seen in the canon of art history these paintings set up a conversation around what can be accessed and who gets to engage with art and the institutions associated.

Artworks:

Danielle Zelna Alexander Between Peripheries, between Perspectives, 2017 Oil on Canvas 101.5 x 76cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander
Between Peripheries, between Perspectives
2017
Oil on Canvas
101.5 x 76 cm
SOLD

Danielle Zelna Alexander, Refuge, 2018 Oil on canvas 76 x 91cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander
Refuge
2018
Oil on canvas
76 x 91 cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander, Overcome, 2017 Oil on canvas 31 x 31cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander
Overcome
2017
Oil on canvas
31 x 31 cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander Yellow Brick Road, 2017 Oil on canvas 41 x 41cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander
Yellow Brick Road
2017
Oil on canvas
41 x 41 cm
SOLD

Danielle Zelna Alexander Tempest 2018 oil on canvas 41 x 41 cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander
Tempest
2018
oil on canvas
41 x 41 cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander Tempered 2018 oil on canvas 41 x 41 cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander
Tempered
2018
oil on canvas
41 x 41 cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander Soft, 2017 oil on canvas 25 x 25cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander
Soft
2017
Oil on canvas
25 x 25 cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander Restrained (Knot), 2017 Oil on canvas 31 x 31 cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander
Restrained (Knot)
2017
Oil on canvas
31 x 31 cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander Imprint,Impression, 2017 plaster on hessian 54 x 54cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander
Imprint/Impression
2017
Plaster on hessian
54 x 54 cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander Emerald City Dreaming(series) 2018 Oil on canvas 41 x 41cm
Danielle Zelna Alexander Emerald City Dreaming(series) 2018 Oil on canvas 41 x 41cm
Danielle Zelna Alexander Emerald City Dreaming(series) 2018 Oil on canvas 41 x 41cm

Danielle Zelna Alexander
Emerald City Dreaming(series)
2018
Oil on paper
41 x 41cm

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