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Opening Reception: Danila Rumold: Continuations

April 19, 5:00 pm8:00 pm


Danila Rumold: Continuations
opening reception: Friday, April 19, 5-8 pm
on view: April 12–May 4, 2024

EXHIBIT/208 announces a one person show by Danila Rumold titled Continuations. Danila passed away March 18 after a long battle with cancer. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, April 27, at 2 pm.

Foraging for plants and collecting raw materials, Danila makes her own botanical and mineral colors. Dying and staining Mulberry paper, she cuts tears and mends the fragments of paper back together. Exposing the work to natural elements, Danila imbues the processed papers with the marks of weather, time and a sense of place. Together these processes result in works with a strong material presence. Their surfaces are reminiscent of cracks in the dry, desert earth and the scars that appear on our skin through illness and aging.

The Breast sculptural installation was from Danila’s Goddess series will also be incorporated into this exhibition. When she learned that she would lose her own breast she made a plaster mold to capture its essence. After the surgery she began casting plaster positives and covering them with materials she found in nature or that were gifted to her as a means of bringing emphasis to the interconnectedness between human bodies and the living world. The process was an act of presence both with her own emotional state and with nature as it bloomed all around her…This work is a celebration and offering of gratitude for her body as a woman, wife and mother. The breasts are the “physical manifestation of a deep personal transformation. They are but one layer of beauty in a cascade of life experience to which the viewer might bear witness and process their own stories.”


April 19
5:00 pm—8:00 pm
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208 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, 87107
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