|“My space is my life in all its dimensions. Not a single day passes by without me thinking about my life – do I live my life as I have wished for, am I the person I intended to be. These reflections are an integral part of me – I want to be alert, to be aware of myself, to be reasoned and fulfilled, to live in depth rather than to drift – a mode of existence which usually follows readymade schemes and clichés. Not to think is easier and simpler, however it does not set free of responsibility regarding oneself. Installation ‘The Way’ is a logical visual continuation in the quest for my space and my contemplation on the topic,” Dārta Šķēle shares her thoughts on the exhibition.|
Dārta Šķēle has graduated from Janis Rozentālas Riga Art High-School specializing in painting and at the moment is studying at the Department of Painting at the Art Academy of Latvia. In addition to painting, the young artist works with graphic design and takes part in various exhibitions and projects, some of which are the Millenium Development Goals Exhibition “TAM*-ta-ram” (2007), exhibition “Pleasant Memories” (2010), several SEB Award in Painting exhibitions etc. Already for several years Dārta Šķēle has been interested in installation as an original and expressive way of artistic expression. “In art I am interested in any medium which would best express the thought I would like to transmit to the viewer,” Dārta Šķēle motivates her wish to venture outside of the format of painting, and the exhibition “The Way” will be her first try in that direction.
Mini-exhibition series “Intimate Space” has already featured two exhibitions – Madara Neikena’s “t-elpa” and Patriks Zvaigzne’s “s007m”, which will be followed by many more over the course of the second term of academic year 2011/2012. The exhibition series has also become a collaborative project between the Department of Painting and the Department of History and Theory of Visual Art and Culture because the young art historians have agreed to produce a review for each of the mini-exhibitions presented within the framework of the series. More detailed information (in Latvian) about the series and the reviews can be found here (click here).
Mo, Tu, We, Fr – 11 AM – 6 PM
Th – 11 AM – 7 PM
Art Academy of Latvia, 2nd floor vestibule
13 Kalpaka boulevard, Riga