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Lure | Dena Kahan

September 6, 2018 - October 6, 2018

Dena Kahan, Still life with Dianthus and White Willow

Lure
DENA KAHAN

6 September – 6 October, 2018

Using museum collections as subject matter for still life painting, Dena Kahan plays with ambiguities of scale, space and reflection to undermine the clear containment of the museum case. In doing so, she transforms museum objects into a kind of substitute romantic landscape, hinting at the awe of the natural world.

In her exhibition, Lure, insects infiltrate the sterile environment of the museum store or display case, drawn to these artificial replicas of the plant world. This imagery references the tradition of 17th century Dutch still life, in which plants and insects take on symbolic meanings and flowers of different seasons bloom together. It also alludes to our often-negative intervention in the natural world, as well as to the ability of nature to evade our control.

Dena Kahan, Still life with dragonfly and ladybird

Dena Kahan, Still life with dragonfly and ladybird

Dena Kahan, Still life with Dianthus and White Willow

Dena Kahan, Still life with Dianthus and White Willow

Dena Kahan, Still life with fig and wasp, 66x56cm

Dena Kahan, Still life with fig and wasp, 66x56cm

Dena Kahan, Cornflower, fly and chrysalis

Dena Kahan, Cornflower, fly and chrysalis

Dena Kahan, Still life with fungi and butterfly

Dena Kahan, Still life with fungi and butterfly

Dena Kahan, Still life with Marcantia and butterfly

Dena Kahan, Still life with Marcantia and butterfly

Dena Kahan, Still life with praying mantis

Dena Kahan, Still life with praying mantis

Dena Kahan, Still life with Snowdrop and butterfly

Dena Kahan, Still life with Snowdrop and butterfly

Dena Kahan, Still life with wood, butterfly and ladybird

Dena Kahan, Still life with wood, butterfly and ladybird

Dena Kahan, Wrapped still life with fly

Dena Kahan, Wrapped still life with fly

Dena Kahan, Still life with Black Alder and fly

Dena Kahan, Still life with Black Alder and fly

Dena Kahan, Still life with cherry, acorn and pea

Dena Kahan, Still life with cherry, acorn and pea

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Start:
September 6, 2018
End:
October 6, 2018
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