December 3 - January 1, 2023
From Redbud Gallery:
“Redbud Gallery is delighted to present Corpus Christi artist Elena Rodz with her show titled “Dilly Dally”. Her oil paintings of seemingly common places elicit a longing to stop, look, and notice. A dark blue twilight sky, orange hues, or cumulus clouds draw us in to linger a while. We find harmony in ordinary places coupled with a sense of belonging. So, pause for a moment and be surprised at what you might see!
Free and open to the public.
The show’s title “Dilly Dally” refers to the practice of enjoying life at a walking pace. Like many of my generation, I’m overwhelmed by the enormity of the Now — the biannual once-in-a-millennia events, the metropolitan cultural hubs we all rushed to after undergrad, the gauntlet from grade school to (maybe) retirement. A move to a small city in Texas in 2013 prompted a reconsideration at the pace I experienced life. I learned to look each moment in the face rather than over its shoulder.
Although the scenes are all real places in Corpus Christi, TX, they recall anywhere once called home.
This series of paintings challenges the viewer to suspend thought. The imagery and composition are superficial, and the response should be primal. I want the viewer to feel instinctually rather than put thought into deciphering the hidden meaning of the artwork. The purpose of the artwork is to pause and appreciate the slow moments and the overlooked beauty of the average.”
Reception: December 3, 2022 | 6–9 pm
303 East 11th Street
Houston, 77008 TX
(713) 862-2532Get directions