November 11 - December 16, 2023
From Ro2 Art:
“Ro2 Art is proud to present Gardens of the Affluent, an exhibition of new work by Dallas-based artist Daniela Flint. The exhibition will open November 11 and remain on view through December 16, 2023, at Ro2 Art Projects located at 1501 S. Ervay St., Dallas, TX, with an opening reception to be held November 11 from 7-10pm. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.
A dual citizen of Brazil and the United States, Daniela Flint approaches her work through the rarefied lens of the “other” and the “insider.” Through her visual vocabulary, Flint presents four conceptual notions of value: emotional connection, established fiscal worth, decorative value, and utilitarian benefit. In Garden of the Affluent, Flint interrogates these four constructs and their intersection with our personal preferences and the emotional connections that inform them—whether we know it or not.
The result is a provocative collection of paintings marked by motifs from Brazilian and American popular culture that challenge notions of perceived value versus commercial value; true emotional connections versus manufactured connections; and the decorative versus the utilitarian in functionality. Flint further builds on the concept of the commodification of “fine art” as she deftly infuses her work with personal symbolism reminiscent of 16th-century Dutch still life paintings. Throughout Gardens of the Affluent, the viewer is compelled to confront their own perceptions of what constitutes art, reality, and what is it all worth anyway?”
Reception: November 11, 2023 | 7–10 pm
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, 75215 TX
(214) 803-9575Get directions