Elena Rodz
"Dilly Dally"

Video The Making of "Dilly Dally
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East Gallery
December 3 - January 1, 2023

Opening Reception:

Saturday, December 3, 6pm-9pm

ARTIST STATEMENT

The show’s title “Dilly Dally” refers to the practice of enjoying life at a walking pace. Like many of my generation, I’m overwhelmed by the enormity of the Now -- the biannual once-in-a-millennia events, the metropolitan cultural hubs we all rushed to after undergrad, the gauntlet from grade school to (maybe) retirement. A move to a small city in Texas in 2013 prompted a reconsideration at the pace I experienced life. I learned to look each moment in the face rather than over its shoulder.

 

Although the scenes are all real places in Corpus Christi, TX, they recall anywhere once called home.

 

This series of paintings challenges the viewer to suspend thought. The imagery and composition are superficial, and the response should be primal. I want the viewer to feel instinctually rather than put thought into deciphering the hidden meaning of the artwork. The purpose of the artwork is to pause and appreciate the slow moments and the overlooked beauty of the average.