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 Souvenir Paintings

Dana DeKalb

Cardinal Hall, Fifth Floor

Dana DeKalb, born in Indonesia, is a contemporary painter. Her primary medium is acrylic on canvas, and she is known for her colored glazes which create a fluid movement throughout her compositions. Her style draws on realism, abstract, figurative, narrative and surrealism. The results are ethereal paintings with soft edges, subtle light and evocative shadows. In terms of her subjects, DeKalb says: “In my work I present curious, open-ended narratives that explore the unexpected and exotic in seemingly familiar situations.” Her visual storytelling is visually provocative and rooted in narrative. 
Top Row from Left to Right, the intriguing titles are
Flight Path, Departure, Outbound, Communique, Iconoclast, Pacifist
Middle Row from Left to Right
Hide & Seek, Hobbyist, Intervention, Contestant, Diana, Launch
Bottom Row from Left to Right
Disobedience, Penance, Treasure Hunt, Narcissus, Calling Shore, Migration
DeKalb earned a BA in Studio Art from Pomona College in 1979 and studied papermaking at San Francisco State University in 1984 and at Mendocino Art Center in 1988. She has had solo and group exhibitions in galleries and fairs across California, and her work has been collected by major private and public collectors including Pomona College, CA.