November 15 - January 4, 2020
“An exhibition featuring recent works on paper by Houston based Artist Daniela Koontz. In her 20s, Daniela Koontz worked a number of field seasons on an archaeological dig in Central America. It was there she learned to make technical drawings of artifacts in a style that informs her work today. Before the internet made list-making ubiquitous, Daniela Koontz made illustrated lists of beautiful and interesting things united by themes of her own imagining. Rather than documenting the ancient past, the resulting works on paper explore categories of late capitalism, rock & roll, supermarket flowers, and food.
Koontz’s drawings are a mix of traditional still-life painting and the type of illustrations you might find in an academic journal, but her aesthetic sensibility is a bit “Pop.” Using the drawing techniques and realism of botanical or archaeological illustration, she makes lists of like objects and groups them together to carry new meaning. The arrangement is often humorous, and sometimes poetic. Working on paper lends the work an intimacy that you might find in the rare books section of a library. The work is meant to be thoughtful and quiet.”
Opening: November 15, 2019 | 6–9 pm
Artist talk: November 16, 2019 | 1:30–1:45 pm
1953 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, 77006 TX
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