Where: Ro2 Art | The Cedars
1501 S Ervay, Dallas, TX 75215
When: November 2 – November 30, 2019
Artist Tak and VIP Reception: Tuesday October 29, 6-8:30 PM
Dallas, November 2019 – Ro2 is proud to present Largely Petite, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Dee Shapiro. The show will run from November 2 through November 30, 2019. There will be an artist talk and VIP reception held on Tuesday, October 29 from 6-8:30 PM at Ro2’s Cedars gallery located at 1501 S Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215.
Dee Shapiro’s new work in Largely Petite, explores the intersection of line and pattern with nature, geometry and craft. This work emphasizes a new sense of intimacy within Shapiro’s unique style of blending mediums that form an abstract composition whether in a conscious or unconscious pairing.
This body of work is a parenthesis to the larger work that I have been doing for several years involved with pattern and line. Flowing ink that informs the painted, drawn and collaged areas are now executed in a confined space that is intimate and demands attention to detail sometimes overlooked in the larger works. Fabric and cut paper patterns are sometimes repeated in the drawing and painting so that in some instances they are seen as one. Within the abstract surface the titles sometimes give clues to the work the interpretation is left to the viewer. Humor is part of the intention not only in the depiction but also in making the work.
About the Artist
I began my career as a pattern painter and was included in the Pattern and Decoration at P.S. 1. I was interested in mathematics and geometry in patterning and the Fibonacci Series in particular. This led to experimenting with paintings within a grid and then off the grid. I began to observe the geometric intricacy of architectural designs which led me to create small horizontal oil paintings of cities and landscapes. I moved back to pattern and focused on drawing in ink and Flashe´ paint with imagery that related more to biomorphic forms.
My recent works are an explosion of past obsessions with pattern; patterns that occur in nature, craft, and work associated with women. The relationship to geometry has always been a focus from my earliest work to my current work. The pieces which are drawn in ink, paint and collage create color and form with endless possible variations. I borrow from many sources for collage material including other artist’s work in a collaborative effort where the results form an integrated piece.
About Ro2 Art
Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery located in The Cedars Neighborhood near Downtown Dallas, represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists – many with ties to the North Texas Region. The gallery, founded in 2010 by mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, regularly collaborates with organizations such as The MAC and Cedars Union and maintains an exhibition program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village and other satellite venues. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer’s “Best Art Gallery” and was presented with the 25th Annual Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The gallery’s art fair program has included the Dallas Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and Art Aspen.
All works will be on view from November 2nd through November 30th. Please join us for the artist talk and VIP reception on Tuesday, October 29 from 7-10 PM at Ro2 Art, located at 1501 S Ervay St, Dallas TX 75215. For more information, visit www.Ro2art.com, or call Jordan Roth at (214) 803-9575.