The Face was Abstraction
Solo Exhibition. The Lobby Art Space, Tel Aviv, 2016
Text by Natalie Brown
"Constanin Brancusi’s 1910 “Sleeping Muse,” a marble sculpture of mythical status, is at the center of Dana Darvish’s new exhibition. Following his muse sculpture, Brancusi often returned to the theme of the reclining face, increasingly aspiring to a higher level of abstraction. In a series of doublings, distortions and overlays evocative of the modern master’s own intensive preoccupation with this theme, Darvish sets out to awaken the sleeping muse, taking the loss of the face – and in fact the loss of the muse – as her starting point for the series..."