Daria Theodora, “居場所: IBASHO”
February 23rd – March 31st, 2019
Opening Reception with the Artist: February 23rd, 6-8pm
Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is pleased to present “居場所: IBASHO”, a mini solo exhibition of new work by Boston based artist Daria Theodora. “居場所: IBASHO” is Theodora’s first mini solo show at the gallery and features a collection of seven new mixed media works that intermingle delicate inkwork with cascades of stylization, narrative and color. Facets of folklore and the natural world intermix with her graceful females as Theodora beckons the aesthetics and themes most prevalently found in one of her greatest sources of inspiration, manga.
“居場所” or “IBASHO” is a Japanese term defining “a place where one belongs to; a place where I can be myself”. These multifaceted paintings are a culmination of these magical ideas and worlds where a harmony of imagination and nature prosper. Commonly found in Manga but finding further influence from Japanese folklore and Shintoism, one can notice a sense of familiarity and peace amongst all living things. A dance of color, life and movement unify feelings of wonder, home and serenity creating a place that truly belongs to the artist and those who fall in love with each works imaginative and mellifluous machinations.
ABOUT DARIA THEODORA
Daria is a semi-hermit illustrator drawing things from the cute to the pretty or the weird in her cave in a Boston suburb. She draws to eat desserts.
Daria’s works have been featured in ImagineFX, Illustration Age, and Illustration West 54.
She exhibits across the United States with Haven Gallery (Northport, NY), Helikon Gallery (Denver, CO), La Luz de Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), and Light Grey Art Lab (Minneapolis, MN).
Daria was the recipient of the Gold Award in Gallery, Illustration West 55 as well as an Honorable Mention in Unpublished and Self-Promotional, Sila West 55.