Curator: Anna Daegele
January 14—February 20, 2010
Anna Daegele is a New Haven-based painter whose large-scale paintings reveal a penchant for alchemy and exploration into the language of abstraction. Daegele extends her painting surface to lids, tins, and environmental materials such as dirt, lint, and debris from everyday use and activity. Daegele exhibits new work that engages in her long-standing investigation into the sublime, the marred, the ephemeral, and the grotesque. The works range from small to large in scale, speaking to the effects of nature over time from both macrocosmic and microcosmic proportions. Taken together, Daegele’s exhibition further addresses the paradoxical relationship between nature and artifice, and the beauty of decay.