Last fall, Daniel Dallabrida (SACI Alumn, Fall 2007-Spring 2008) was invited by Darin Klein and Friends to participate in a curated collection of small fold-out artist books. His contribution, Upon Reflection, is being presented along with twenty-two others within Box of Books, Vol. VII. at the LA ART BOOK FAIR (Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2014).
Within this dynamic and affordable boxed set of twenty-three individual publications are explorations of memory, love, language, identity, the archive, advertising and sex. Featuring John Arsenault, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Michelle Blade, Peter Cochrane, Content is Relative, Ben Cuevas, Daniel Dallabrida, Phil Davis, Chris Duncan, Bruno Fazzolari, Amelia Ishmael, Gavy K, Kevin Killian, Brian Villanueva Mendez, Billy O’Callaghan, Nicholas Sung, Christina Tsui, Ricardo Velmor and Adam Villacin.
Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. VII (edition of 150, signed and numbered) is available at the LA ART BOOK FAIR next weekend and through Darin Klein & Friends.
Passando attraverso specchi di luce / Passing Through Mirrors of Light by Dallabrida is featured in the Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition. This show has been extended through February 1. The gallery is located at 2990 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. Tue-Fri, 12-5:00pm; Sat, 12-4:30pm. 510-841-7000 ex 201
Dallabrida’s piece, Someone to Watch Over Me / Qualcono a vegliare su di me (Memento Mori), 1982- 2012 was selected by Visual AIDS curator G Trudel for her show “Some Thoughts / For You.” This online exhibition features art pulled from Visual AIDS archives.
“The problem for us,” writes Trudel, a young art historian, “is that a lot of our predecessors are missing, gone; they’re dead. Our generation of queers grapples with this massive loss that occurred just as we were coming into the world, and this it is a hard thing to know what to make of. How to engage with this loss, how to understand the ripples of its after-effects? This is partly why I like looking at art from this period, and learning about its particular contexts—I understand it as a way to connect with those who are gone, to engage with our shared humanity.”
Dallabrida’s work is in great company. Other artists include Albert Winn, Keith Haring, Hugh Steers, and John Dugdale. Visual AIDS is a New York based organization that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy. He was honored last fall to have received a grant from this organization to continue work on an upcoming exhibition (stay tuned for details).
Paddle 8, a brilliant new online art auction house featured my contribution to the Access Institute’s art auction, Spectrum. Upon Reflection (Back Bar), 1986-2013
AVAILABLE ONLINE AT ARC GALLERY
This fall, James Bacchi, curator of “Structure,” at ARC Gallery included his piece Upon Reflection (Standing), 1985-2013 among his selections for this national juried exhibition. His contribution was featured both in the online gallery and the catalogue.
Image 1: Upon Reflection, 2014. 6 page artist book. 4” x 5”. Part of Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. VII (edition of 150, signed and numbered)
Image 2: Passando attraverso specchi di luce / Passing Through Mirrors of Light (Traversata), 2008-2014. Environmental installation of paper, water, ice, sand, flora, reflection, stone™. Incisa Valdarno, IT. Presented as Metallic c-print, 32″€ x 45”
Image 3: Someone to Watch Over Me / Qualcono a vegliare su di me (Memento Mori), 1982- 2012. Street installation of artists’ personal photographs. Presented as Metallic c-print, 24” x 36’.
Image 4: Upon Reflection (Standing), 1985-2013. Projection w/ graphite on plastic. Presented as c-print, 36” x 24” and as projection, 72” x 48”.
Image 5: Upon Reflection (Back Bar), 1986-2013. Projection w/ graphite on plastic. Presented as c-print, 24” x 36” and as projection, 10′ x 15′.