Art Exhibition: Dana Harel - Between Dreams and Nightmares

Event Start Sunday, 23 February 2014 to Saturday, 28 June 2014

Art Exhibition: Dana Harel - Between Dreams and Nightmares
February 23-June 1, 2014
Laguna Art Museum

Dana Harel’s first museum exhibition in the U.S. presents a new series of work,Between Dreams and Nightmares, on display in the museum’s lower level galleries. The series is drawn from the artist’s relationships to the men in her family and ties to military life: “As an Israeli female soldier, a daughter of a soldier, a wife of a soldier, and a mother of a young sensitive male, I have witnessed men in their most intimate and tender moments, sometimes in the most unexpected of places. I draw on this experience and perspective in my work, sifting through the memories and truths that have shaped me as a woman…”
Between Dreams and Nightmares consists of mixed media drawings of strongly lit figures with deep shadows, all distorted in one form or another. They are a reflection of the messiness of war and its effects on the survivors: “When gladiators depart the ring or soldiers return from battle, they must suppress their inner animal, but the reptile brain, having being stimulated for so long does not sleep easy.”
Laguna Art Museum