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Lovers Eye No 12 by Diana Corvelle, Gouache on Cut Paper, 6.75x7
Solo Exhibition 
April 8-26, 2019 
Opening Reception
Thursday, April 11, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Meet the Artist at Opening Reception
Artist Talk at 7:30pm 
Dacia Gallery proudly presents YES ALL WOMEN, new works by Diana Corvelle. This series references the current movement of women sharing personal stories to effect cultural change. Likewise, it pays homage to the historical tradition of painted “lover’s eye” devotional miniatures, as well as traditionally feminine craft-work like lace and doilies. Each cut-paper border is hand cut and designed with the personality of the subject in mind. Significantly, the painted lover’s eye portrait format allows for both likeness and anonymity, since only those intimately acquainted with the subject can identify them from a single feature. All of the eye portraits in this series are of women personally known to the artist - cis, trans and non-binary - and the corresponding text is based on each subject’s experience with sexual discrimination, harassment or assault, as it was shared with the artist firsthand. Please be advised that some text portions contain disturbing content.
Diana Corvelle: is a figurative artist born in New York.  She received her MFA in Drawing from the New York Academy of Art and her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design.  Diana works primarily in gouache on paper, layering small cross-hatching marks to build realistic color and form.  She has shown in exhibitions across the country and internationally, including her residency at Eden Rock Gallery in St. Barths, French West Indies, that culminated in her solo show The Delicacy of Memory: Studies on PaperHer public works include large scale and commemorative projects at South Nassau Community Hospital and the Rockville Centre Public Library.  She curated the group exhibition of fine art in lockets - Love It, Locket, Leave It - for Island Weiss Gallery in New York, which was later exhibited at the National Museum of Women in the Arts store in Washington, D.C.  Her solo exhibition of works on paper will be shown at Dacia gallery in New York City in April, 2019. Diana currently lives and works in the Bay Area.
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