The R Gallery at Arlene’s is pleased to announce the solo exhibition Danielle Klebes: State of Flux at 57 Fuller Rd. The exhibition will primarily showcase work that explores and disrupts ideas of social expectations and gender norms by presenting queer bodies in utopic settings. Due to rising cases of Covid there will be no Artist Reception for this exhibit. Find out more about visiting safely and review our Covid-19 Policies.
In the artist's own words, Danielle describes “my current body of work explores and disrupts ideas of social expectations and gender norms by presenting queer bodies in utopic settings. ‘Utopia’ was coined in 1516 by Sir Thomas More from the Greek ‘outopos,’ which literally translates to ‘no place’ or ‘nowhere.’ A ‘perfect place’ is subjective and has a multitude of facades, but definitions are decided by those who have the power to write history. The figures in my work are often captured in moments of uncertainty and isolation, close in proximity but emotionally distant. They are positioned in liminal, natural environments with no clear entrance or exit pathway. There is a sense of the in-between without a clear narrative regarding what comes next. I employ a cool, colorful, and unnatural palette to highlight disconnection and lack of intimacy.”
Danielle has exhibited in notable galleries and museums throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. These include House Fire House Party (2020), a solo show at Installation Space in North Adams, MA, Aimless Pilgrimage (2020), a solo show at L'Atelier Silex Gallery in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada, and Portraiture Today (2021), a group show at the Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA. Danielle’s work has appeared on the cover of many publications including Artscope Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine, Gertrude Press, and Prairie Schooner. Danielle received her MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, MA, in 2017. Danielle lives and works at Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. www.danielleklebes.com
Danielle Klebes: State of Flux will be on view at the R Gallery at Arlene’s, 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY 12205, from Friday, February 4th through Saturday, February 26th. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, Thursday 10am to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm. For more information, please contact the gallery at (518) 482-8881, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.