JESSICA DALVA

Soft

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August 19th, 2022

Arch Enemy Arts is elated to present SOFT, a feature exhibit of works from the mystical mind of Jessica Dalva. Displaying 6 original and never-before-seen sculptures, the feature highlights both contemplative, full-bodied forms as well as smaller anatomical vignettes– all in Dalva’s signature, dazzling style.

 

Residing in Oakland, CA, the Bay Area native uses myriad supplies to bring forth her creations, utilizing vintage adornments to craft environments in which her epoxy and polymer clay figures can inhabit. Dalva’s dexterity as a sculptural artist is remarkable as she seamlessly moves from delicate and near-microscopic features to scaled up and commanding forms. In SOFT, expressive hands emerge from their respective bases, tethered by sinewy vines and shimmering crystals alike. A skull is reclaimed by the vitality of nature while a woman is peacefully rapt by the coming of dawn. The exhibit’s namesake brings us a figure clad in nothing but a mane of flowers, a body unapologetically stitched together and proudly displayed.

 

Inviting, enchanting, and purposefully left open to narrative interpretation, this body of work is one not to be quickly looked over. There is subtlety and nuance in every pose, an expression to be read in every hollow eye, and an open exchange to be had with every piece displayed.

-- writeup by Alexander Medlin II

SOFT will be physically on view from August 19th - September 18th, 2022.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of September 25th unless other rush shipping arrangements have been made.

PRESS: "JESSICA DALVA'S SOFT @ ARCH ENEMY ARTS" by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

A carousel gallery of detail images has been included below.

All pieces marked with a red dot have been sold.

Most pieces are eligible for payment plan options, email to inquire.

Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"soft" (2022) fabric, thread, acrylic paint, new & vintage faux flowers, rhinestones, epoxy clay on vintage metal base 16" x 10" x 10" $2100 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"at break of day" (2022) polymer and epoxy clays, acrylic paint, wood, wire, plastic, dyed mohair, dried foliage, rhinestones, on wooden base 12" x 7" x 5" $1300 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"unraveling" (2022) epoxy clay, acrylic paint, vintage & new golden thread, dried foliage, rhinestones on wooden base 15" x 9" round $1500 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"have this wish" (2022) epoxy clay, beads, rhinestones, wire, acrylic paint on wood with vintage metal base and glass dome 7" x 6" round (5" round base) $850 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"I'll wait" (2022) polymer and epoxy clays, acrylic paint, vintage faux foliage, rhinestones, dried moss on wood with vintage metal base and glass dome 10" x 6" round $950 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"grasp" (2022) polymer and epoxy clays, acrylic paint, vintage and new golden thread, rhinestones, dried foliage on wooden base in glass dome 9" x 4.5" $650 USD

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• past catalog works •

all items marked with a red dot have been sold

Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Gathering" (2021) mixed media sculpture with vintage millinery flowers and dried foliage 9"h x 7"w x 7"d $1400 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Everlasting" (2021) mixed media sculpture with epoxy clay and dried foliage 20"t x 8"w x 5"d $1800 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Where Have You Gone" (2021) gouache and pencil on paper 6.25" x 8" framed to 10" x 12" $400 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Glory" (2018) gouache on illustration board 6" x 8" framed to 10" x 12" $300 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Hold on to it all" (2021) gouache and pencil on paper 7" x 9.5" framed to 12" x 15" $650 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Daydreams" (2021) pencil on illustration board 3.5" x 5" framed to 6.25" x 8" $80 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Hellebore" (2021) gouache on illustration board 4.25" x 6.25" framed to 6.75" x 8.75" $450 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"It rained later that day" (2021) gouache on paper 5.75" x 5.75" framed to 9.75" x 9.75" $750 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Lover's Eye" (2021) pencil on paper 3" x 3" framed to 5.5" x 5.5" $75 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"shh, shh, I need this" (2022) mixed media sculpture, polymer and epoxy clay, dried moss, dried florals, vintage and new faux flowers, and rhinestones 8" x 10" (oval) x 4" $1200 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"you cannot kill me in a way that matters" (2022) mixed media sculpture, (epoxy and polymer clay, rhinestones, antique threads, acrylic paint, mohair and mesh) 10" x 6" x 12" $1300 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Celestial" (2021) epoxy clay, rhinestones, wire, beads, acrylic paint, vintage metal lamp base 18" tall $1500 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Nymph" (2021) mixed media sculpture with antique velvet 14"t x 6"w x 4"d $1400 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Stars fading, but I Linger on, dear" (2021) mixed media sculpture with vintage rhinestone spray 13"h x 8" x 4"w $1200 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Sometimes, You Can't Tell At First" (2021) mixed media sculpture with gold leaf and vintage millinery veiling 11"h x 6"w x 5" $1300 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Droplets" (2021) gouache on illustration board 2.25" x 4" framed to 3.25" x 5" $100 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Brittle" (2021) pencil on paper 3" x 3" framed to 4" x 4" $55 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Particles" (2021) pencil on paper 3" x 5" framed to 4.75" x 6" $55 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"One Night, My Dreams Were Sweet" (2019) mixed media sculpture on wooden plinth 13 x 10.5 x 4” $1600 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Secrets Kept" (2019) epoxy and polymer clay, moss, lichen, glass beads, glitter, acrylic paint, wood base in glass cloche 9" tall, 6.5" at base 11.5" tall glass cloche $950 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"We Are All In The Same Boat, Passenger 1" (2017) mixed media sculpture 10 x 13 x 4" $800 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Bad Timing: A Love Story" (2017) mixed media sculpture in shadow box 20 x 16 x 4" $2500 USD *window lights up via LED remote attached (wall plug)

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"(Indistinct Conversation)" (2017) mixed media sculpture in shadow box 14 x 14 x 4" $1400 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Must Be Careful Not To Be Torn Apart" (2017) mixed media sculpture in shadow box 12 x 12 x 4" $1200 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Adorned" (2021) mixed media sculpture on wooden base, with antique velvet approx. 7"w x 9"h $1100 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"You need a measure of bitterness not to be eaten" (2021) mixed media sculpture on wooden base 12" x 7" x 12"

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Ghost No.2" (2020) mixed media sculpture 4" x 6" x 68" $250 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Ghost No.1" (2020) mixed media sculpture 4" x 4" x 6" $180 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Words Are All That's Left" (2019) mixed media sculpture on wooden plinth 11 x 7 x 9” $1600 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"The Solace of Your Absence" (2019) mixed media sculpture on wooden plinth 8 x 18 x 4" $1800 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Listen to The Night" (2019) mixed media sculpture in wooden clock frame 19 x 24 x 9” $2400 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Melt" (2019) epoxy, polymer clay, wax, acrylic paint, charcoal 9.5 x 6.5 x 3.5" $650 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Sunkissed" (2019) mixed media sculpture, polymer and epoxy clays, acrylic paint, mohair, vintage and new faux flowers, moss and cellophane on wood panel 14 x 9 x 3" $900 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Corrosion" (2018) mixed media sculpture 13 x 16 x 4" $800 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Unburdened" (2018) mixed media sculpture (epoxy clay figure) 17 x 9 x 7" $1100 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Stay Afloat" (2018) mixed media clay sculpture on wooden base 7 x 14 x 4" $900 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Can't Complain, Nobody Listening Anyway" (2017) mixed media sculpture in shadow box 12 x 24 x 4" $1800 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Wild Horses" (2017) mixed media sculpture in shadow box 12 x 24 x 4" $1800 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Sit A Spell" (2019) mixed media sculpture in shadow box 4.5 x 6 x 3" $200 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"Anchorite" (2017) mixed media sculpture in shadow box 16 x 20 x 4" $2000 USD

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Jessica Dalva
Jessica Dalva

"We Are All In The Same Boat, Passenger 2" (2017) mixed media sculpture 10 x 13 x 4" $800 USD

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