About the Work
In partnership with Dashiell Manley, we proudly present the hand-finished print series, Elegy Study (a Collapse). This piece elegantly interweaves multiple motifs central to Dash’s body of work, showcasing his deep connection and evolving journey with painting. The Elegy series stands as a cornerstone in Dash's oeuvre. More than just paintings, these are meditations – a means through which he processes complex emotions, negative energy, and the transitory nature of life. Each Elegy is a cathartic release, a therapeutic exploration of the fleeting interplay between light and shadow, bridging his personal experiences with his present artistic endeavors. Dash's experimentation with halftones introduced a visually distinct phase in his practice. Rendering work in halftones – a technique where images are represented using dots of varying sizes and spacing, commonly seen in industrial printing – was a natural progression for Dash. It allowed him to extend the time he dedicated to each image and resonated with his interest in visual illusion and the science of optics. This intricate method served as a deliberate departure from the Elegy series, offering both a challenge and a fresh perspective in his creative journey. Elegy Study (a Collapse) features an Elegy painting, rendered in halftones, to create a sophisticated archival pigment print base to the artwork. Over this halftone backdop, Dash used ink to layer a grid in varied blue tones. The grid, a recurring motif in his practice and life, represents structure, balance, and his ongoing exploration of space and relationships within a canvas. By harmoniously intertwining the Elegy's emotional depth, the halftone's meditative process, and the grid's structural essence, Elegy Study (a Collapse) encapsulates Dash's holistic artistic vision. With each grid individually hand-painted, every print stands as a unique testament to his dedication and passion for his craft.
Dashiell Manley, born in 1983 in Fontana, CA, is a contemporary artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Manley received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011, and his BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007. His practice spans a variety of mediums, with a focus on the relationship between materiality, process, and meaning. Manley has had numerous solo exhibitions at prestigious galleries, including Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco, and Nino Mier Gallery in Brussels. His work has been featured in significant group exhibitions at renowned institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and Yuz Museum Shanghai. Manley’s work is held in key public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and The Hammer Museum.
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