DEWI PLASS • UNCONVENTIONAL FAMILIARITIES
solo show

Opening: August 2nd - 31st, 2019
 

Arch Enemy is proud to present Unconventional Familiarities, the third solo collection from Dutch painter Dewi Plass.

This time Dewi focuses on the process of “defamiliarization" and its importance in the pathway to meaningful change. Drawing from her study of anthropology, she zeroes in on defamiliarization as an embodiment of a process that urges you to shed a new light on any seemingly self-evident situation by placing it in a different context, thereby creating windows for new perspectives to exist. Not taking things for granted, but realizing that in order to continue living the life as we know it, we must take the time to see all of its facets in a new light. Only then we are able to respect, celebrate and cherish the environment that we care for so deeply.

Known for her ability to craft scenes that often feature small groups of animals overflowing with personality and emotional depth, Dewi applies the concept of defamilization to to these same characters and surroundings that are so very dear to her, and representative of strength, beauty and vulnerability. By shedding a new light on them and by placing them in a new, unfamiliar, setting, Dewi makes them a collective center of a series of “Unconventional Familiarities”, through which she invites others to move beyond all that’s taken for granted and open their minds and hearts to new perspectives and therefore a new appreciation of the fragile beauty that is surrounding us.

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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
"Crossroads (and The Paths We'll Follow)" (2019)
acrylic on cradled birch panel
17.7 x 11.8"
$675 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

"Pull The Plug (New Beginnings)" (2019) acrylic on cradled birch panel 20.8 x 25.6" $1675 USD