Dewi Plass

Escapism: Dialogues within Daydreams and Night Voyages
solo show

October 2nd, 2020

Arch Enemy Arts is pleased to announce Escapism: Dialogues within Daydreams and Night Voyages, a magnificent ten-piece solo feature by Dutch artist Dewi Plass. Known for her ability to craft spectacular scenes of animals, who are full of personality and emotional depth, Plass contextualizes the work for this series with the current state of the world, offering us a new lens through which to view her signature motif.

 

She writes, “In the light of the current pandemic and the challenges the world is facing, this show focuses on the coping mechanisms that we have to transform uncertainty into a manageable lived reality, by the power of imagination. Through daydreams and night voyages, time is being inscribed and made meaningful, providing us with a hopeful escape when it is needed most.”

 

Like most of Plass’ work, at first glance, each piece in the series feels placid, airy, full of love and light. When we look more closely, however, we notice there is a fragility to the serenity; it is calm on the brink of chaos. These animals are in precarious positions—sleeping in a bubble, for instance, or handling a delicate glass—and we see in their eyes (more than) a hint of emotional disquietude. In this moment, we realize: these animals represent ourselves. In “My safe haven (where do we go from here?),” we find ourselves bound by the fragile state of things, perhaps tied in knots by the very feeling that stability and life are not guaranteed. In “A sense of security is a fragile thing,” we wonder—will our protectors do more harm than good? 

 

All told, in true Dewi Plass form, there is a glimmer of hope to every picture. In not one piece is a character left alone. In fact, togetherness and support are two themes we keep coming back to in the work. In “Unity (connections made in a parallel universe),” we take on one another’s spots and stripes, triumphs and sorrows, so that we may come to weather this storm. In “Unknown Destinations (follow the light),” we continue this journey together, even when no light shines to carry us through. All in all, this is one of Plass’ strongest shows to date, and we are grateful to her for the reminder: there is only one way to get through the road ahead, and that is together. 

This is Dewi's fourth solo collection with AEA. It will be on view from October 2nd - 30th, 2020.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of November 9th. 

Private viewing appointments are available by emailing info@archenemyarts.com to schedule. 

items marked with a red dot have been sold

click here to email ARCHENEMYARTS@GMAIL.COM with any purchase inquires

Dewi Plass
"Unity (connections made in a parallel universe)" (2020)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
35.5" x 25.5"
$3450 USD
Dewi Plass
"Freedom (and on we go)" (2020)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
26.4" x 30"
$2650 USD
Dewi Plass
"My safe haven (where do we go from here)" (2020)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
21.7" x 21.7"
$1575 USD
Dewi Plass
"Gamble (no one knows what the future holds)" (2020)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
20" x 24"
$1850 USD
Dewi Plass
"The Protectors" (2020)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
20" x 24"
$1650 USD
Dewi Plass
"Unknown destinations (follow the light)" (2020)
acrylic on cradled on birch panel
21.65" x 16.5"
$1150 USD
Dewi Plass
"The curious story of daydreaming time travelers" (2020)
12.6" x 8.1"
$460 USD
Dewi Plass
"Limbo (back and forth)" (2020)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
6.6" x 8.3"
$250 USD
Dewi Plass
"A sense of security is a fragile thing I" (2020)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
7" x 7"
$200 USD
Dewi Plass
"A sense of security is a fragile thing II" (2020)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
7” x 7”
$200 USD
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PAST CATALOG WORKS

items marked with a red dot have been sold

Dewi Plass
"Hegemony" (2017)
acrylics on panel
14.6 x 23.6"
$650 USD
Dewi Plass
"Beyond Vanity" (2018)
acrylic on wood panel
21.6 x 33.5"
$1750 USD
Dewi Plass
"Crossroads (and The Paths We'll Follow)" (2019)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
17.7 x 11.8"
$675 USD
Dewi Plass
"Balance" (2018)
acrylic on panel
15.7 x 19.7"
$725 USD
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Dewi Plass
"Harmony (A Sour-Sweet Symphony is Just My Cup of Tea" (2019)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
29.5 x 25.6"
$2250 USD
Dewi Plass
"Gave It My All (A Kind Heart Will Survive)" (2019)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
27.6 x 19.7"
$1850 USD
Dewi Plass
"The Caretakers (and their Royal Intentions)" (2019)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
19.7 x 23.6"
$1450 USD
Dewi Plass
"Gentle (Preservation and Selfishness" (2019)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
19.7 x 23.6"
$1450 USD
Dewi Plass
"Pull The Plug (New Beginnings)" (2019)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
20.8 x 25.6"
$1675 USD
Dewi Plass
"Every Fibre of My Being ( I Will Protect You)" (2019)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
20.8 x 20.8"
$1250 USD
Dewi Plass
"Precious (Nothing Lasts Forever)" (2019)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
17.7 x 17.7"
$950 USD
Dewi Plass
"When Tables Turn (and The Music Keeps Playing)" (2019)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
8.3 x 12.6"
$465 USD
Dewi Plass
"Delicate (A Fragile Beauty)" (2019)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
9 x 9"
$325 USD
Dewi Plass
"By a Thread (Please Hold On)" (2019)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
9 x 9"
$325 USD
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Dewi Plass
"Nesting" (2018)
acrylic on wood panel
19.7 x 23.6"
$745 USD
Dewi Plass
"Surrogate" (2018)
acrylic on wood panel
15.7 x 25.6"
$865 USD
Dewi Plass
"Manufacturing Instinct" (2018)
acrylic on panel
21.6 x 17.7"
$795 USD
Dewi Plass
"In It Together" (2018)
acrylic on panel
6.7 x 13.8"
$385 USD
Dewi Plass
"Nurture" (2018)
acrylic on wood panel
9.8 x 13.8"
$425 USD
Dewi Plass
"Queen Bee" (2018)
acrylic on wood panel
15.7 x 23.2"
$850 USD
Dewi Plass
"Comfort In Being" (2018)
acrylic on panel
37.4 x 25.6"
$1950 USD
Dewi Plass
"Treasure It" (2018)
acrylic on panel
11.8 x 9.8"
$465 USD
Dewi Plass
"The Knowing Body" (2018)
acrylic on panel
6.7 x 6.7" diamond
$250 USD
Dewi Plass
"Embrace" (2018)
acrylic on panel
25.6 x 17.7"
$895 USD
Dewi Plass
"Pursuit of Certainty" (2018)
acrylic on panel
11.8 x 17.7"
$565 USD
Dewi Plass
"Wandering Souls" (2018)
acrylic on panel
6.7 x 6.7" diamond
$250 USD
Dewi Plass
"Between Worlds" (2018)
acrylic on panel
6.7 x 6.7" diamond
$250 USD
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Dewi Plass
"Royal Blue I" 2017
acrylics on panel
9 x 9 x 1.4"
$285 USD
Dewi Plass
"Royal Blue II" 2017
acrylics on panel
9 x 9 x 1.4"
$285 USD
Dewi Plass
"Adapt" 2017
acrylics on panel
13 x 22"
$585 USD
Dewi Plass
"Sacrifice" 2017
acrylics on panel
19.7 x 33.5"
$1100 USD
Dewi Plass
"Celebrate" 2017
acrylics on panel
8.3 x 11.7"
$225 USD
Dewi Plass
"Honey, I'm home" 2017
acrylics on panel
17.7 x 17.7"
$685 USD
Dewi Plass
"Divinations" 2017
acrylics on panel
11.2 x 14.5"
$450 USD
Dewi Plass
"Consumed" 2017
acrylics on panel
14.2 x 19.7"
$500 USD
Dewi Plass
"Rite de passage" 2017
acrylics on panel
15.8 x 11.2"
$725 USD
Dewi Plass
"Transient" 2017
acrylics on panel
11.8 x 16.4"
$545
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Dewi Plass

"Between Worlds" (2018) acrylic on panel 6.7 x 6.7" diamond $250 USD