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Nikolina Kovalenko: МАСКАРАД - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, July 17, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: July 17 - August 2, 2014. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present “МАСКАРАД” an exhibition of new works by Nikolina Kovalenko. Her series of works focus on how individuals interact within their own masks, masquerading (МАСКАРАД) through different moments and circumstances, forming a seemingly infinite pocket catalog of perfectly fitting masks for every life situation. Through her subjects, Kovalenko explores the circus of emotions that provides us a comfort zone in a daily whirlwind of change— exploring, dissecting, undressing, and conveying these complex moments in her oil paintings, through their otherwise invisible masks. Suddenly the totally normal picture creates dissonance between the reality we are used to seein. For more information click, here.

2014 EVENTS

Emanation - Group Portrait Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, June 12, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: June 11 - July 11, 2014. Featured Artists: Erin Anderson, Mary Bechtol, Taha Clayton, Bob Clyatt, Erin Fitzpatrick, Max Gleason, Melissa Huang, Katrina Majkut and Raisa Nosova. For more information click, here.

Heather Morgan: Eidolon - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, May 15, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: May 15 - June 7, 2014. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present “Eilodon” an exhibition of new works by Heather Morgan, a figurative painter whose sultry and damaged women cavort unrestrained through opulent settings with commanding self-possession. Vivid and theatrical as these images are, the viewer is thrust into discomfiting intimacy with these defiant vixens. These works invite the viewer to look and to covet, presenting an alluring world that is also potent and seething.  Beauty quivers with pain and flaw in the distorted, luminous subjects that populate Morgan’s paintings.  The figures stretch out louche before the viewer and bravely offer themselves with a conflicting, penetrating gaze. These unflinching yet vulnerable pastel heroines become all the more unknowable, as they reveal themselves in their fractured splendor. For more information click, here.

Christina Massey: Salva Veritate - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, April 24, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: April 24 - May 8, 2014. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present Christina Massey’s Salva Vitate solo exhibition. Christina’s works depict the unharmed truth about the economic recession, bank bailouts and the emotional strains placed upon innocent families in the wake of its aftermath.  Her works are physical fragments of the new and old, success and failure.  They are also bits and pieces of her own past and present, likes and dislikes. Through donated business attire from banks and corporate employees, Christina re-purposed this fabric and hand stitched it together with sections of her own failed works on canvas. The results are organic, quilt-like surfaces made from painted canvas where the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious influence of the khakis, collared shirts and nylons lay within the composition as reminders of the ever present influence of money on the creation and promotion of art. For more information click, here.Annual Landscape Show - Group Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, April 3, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: April 3 - 20, 2014. Featured Artists: Robin Kappy, Jarmo Karjalainen, Yongjae Kim, Eduardo Nunez, Mike Selbach, Kelly Thompson, Boris Tyomkin, Thomas Valenti, Scott Westhoven and Marlene Wiedenbaum. For more information click, here.

Janet A. Cook: Ars Longa Vita Brevis - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: March 6 - 27, 2014. Dacia Gallery is proud to present “Ars Longa Vita Brevis”. The exhibition is titled after one of Cook’s paintings and often interpreted as art is long, life is short, but originally it was the opening statement in a medical text and the lines that followed read more like “It takes a long time to acquire and perfect ones expertise, and one has a short time but to do it”.  “I have been painting for a while now, but this statement still rings true to me; It takes a long time to hone ones skills so for the past two years since my last solo at Dacia, I have experimented with different techniques of painting, used a variety of materials, but I can see this is going to be a life long journey. The common thread though out this time has been my fascination with the figure;  It’s timeless beautiful and fascinating. Additional inspiration comes from variety of places ranging from the old masters paintings to modern day advertising, graffiti and body art. My goal is combine these elements together, along with my imagination into a cohesive whole that intrigues and engages the viewer.” Janet Cook, New York, 2014. For more information click, here.

Motus in Figuris - Group Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: February 13 - February 28, 2014. Featured Artists: Erin Anderson, Janet Cook, Stephen Early, Thomas Legaspi, Stefano Losi, Osiris Rain, Biata Roytburd, Buket Savci, Carol Scavotto, Victoria Selbach, Patricia Watwood and Thomas Wharton. For more information click, here.

Initium Novum - Group Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: January 16 - February 7, 2014. Featured Artists: Ted Barr, Michael Benevenia, Dor Confino, Sabin Filip, Javier Infantes, Artur Pashkov, Avner Sher, Soyeon Shin and Sandra Vucicevic. For more information click, here.

2013 EVENTS

Dacia Gallery's Annual Holiday Show - Opening Reception on Thursday, December 13, 6:00 - 10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: December 13, 2012 - January 9, 2013. Featured Artists: Carla Berger, Rachel Burgess, Niamh Butler, John Cahall, Joseph Cavalieri, Bob Clyatt, Mary Cook, Jamie Greenfield, Pressa Hall, Christian Johnson, Sol Kjøk, Ruth Kleinman, Dana Kleinman, Nikolina Kovalenko, Seung Jong Lee, Heather Morgan, Francis Nguyen, Shari Rubeck, Victoria Selbach and Mike Selbach.

Dacia Gallery proudly presents our Annual Holiday Celebration and Black & White Group Exhibition. This exhibit entails an eclectic mix of contemporary artists only working in Black & White. From renowned realist painter Victoria Selbach, to rising stars in the art world Nikolina Kovalenko, Ruth and Dana Kleinman, Heather Morgan and Mary Cook to name a few. The collection encompasses a variety of small to medium size works that form a mosaic of figures, portraits and abstract art from classical studies to works in oils, charcoal and mix medium. Come celebrate the holidays with us and meet some of today’s most inspiring artists. For more information click, here.

Billy Seccombe: Looking In - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: November 20 - December 6, 2013. Dacia Gallery proudly presents “Looking In” a Solo Exhibition by Billy Seccombe. By taking a unique approach to oil painting in an academic manner Seccombe’s work captures a classical realism with particular attention to rendering the figure. His latest paintings seek a poetic aesthetic and an ethereal quality, which often depicts a figure with decorative elements, text, and thick impasto paint. For more information click, here.

Times Square Art Show - Art Fair - Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2:00pm - 12:00am. Exhibition Date: November 9, 2013. Featured Artists: Diana Djibirova, Lina Hsiao, Brendon McNaughton, Richard Buckley, Maurice Braxton, Debranne Cingari, Shirzad Khusrokhan, Garry Harley, Megan Heckmann, Betty Wilde-Biasiny, Teri Gillispie, Adam Swart, Eric Mellinger, Ran Xia, Judith Unger, Rebecca Drach, Delfina Mincarelli, Jean Molitor, Monica Delgado, Tina Han, Natalie Tyler, Bob Clyatt, Christina Massey, Audree Anid, Lisette Overweel, Erik Sheets, Jada Fabrizio, Don Lisy, William Seccombe, Iulian Budea and Leila Yassami.

Dacia Gallery proudly presents Times Square Art Show, a group show of over 40 exhibiting artists at the Times Square Art Center. This eclectic collection of artwork will feature paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, digital art and site-specific installations. By taking a fresh and unconventional approach to curating and exhibition design the artists are given total freedom to curate and present their own artwork. In addition, exhibiting artists will be present at the reception where we invite them to share their art, inspiration and meet the admiring public. This exhibition presents an exceptional portfolio of artists to collectors and art enthusiasts maintaining a commitment of excellence and quality while having a wonderful time admiring art. For more information click, here.

Peter Owen: Urbanesque - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, October 24, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: October 24 - November 15, 2013. Dacia Gallery proudly presents Urbanesque, drawings and paintings by Peter Owen, that are based on his daily experience in urban spaces – the walk to work, the skyline or alley seen from his apartment, the errands run throughout the week. Owen keeps a camera on him all the time, and throughout the day, documents where he is. Each photograph is quite ordinary, but holds significance for the part it plays in the mapping of his life. Details that might be overlooked, such as the curve of a lamppost or the molding on a windowsill, are captured so that later on they can be incorporated into minutely detailed compositions. In a way, drawing is like retracing his steps. However, rather than trying to piece together a coherent, objective narrative, the work becomes a visual gridlock of architectural history and place. Buildings are overlaid atop one another and allowed to tangle together. Over time the layers obliterate parts of what is underneath, and the composition are woven out of hundreds of these daily recordings. Certain sections are overload, then counterbalance by areas with finely articulated, delicate structures - fire escapes, streetlights and exposed pipes running through alleys. It is an experience and a visual description of a life lived in places that are constantly being transformed by construction and demolition. For more information click, here.

Dacia Gallery 3 Year Anniversary Exhibition & Celebration Group Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: September 19 - October 18, 2013. Featured Artists: Gloria Adams, Janet Cook, Diana Corvelle, Andrew Conklin, David DeSimone, Stephen Early, Jennifer Gennari, Kristy Gordon, Travis Little, Thomas Legaspi, Daniel Maidman, Emily Minnie, Heather Morgan, Jeff Newman, Victoria Selbach and Patricia Watwood. For more information click, here.

Aleksander Betko: Through Your Eyes - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, August 15, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: August 12 - 31, 2013. Aleksander Betko is a fine artist that captures the definition of life in New York City. His work is a range of images from landscapes, cityscapes and to introspective moments that define the resiliency and strength it takes to live one’s life on their own terms in a seemingly cold and unforgiving city. His work also provides the back drop to some of the triumphs of the human condition. For more information click, here.

Dacia Universal Art Project: France, Germany and Romania Exhibitions - Exhibition Dates by Country: Mazières-de-Touraine, France: July 26 - 29; Erfurt, Germany: August 9 - 10; Sibiu, Romania: August 23 - 25. Artists: Ted Barr, Dina Brodsky, Rachel Burgess, Janet A. Cook, Leonardo Cuervo, Stephen Early, Shawna Foley, Jennifer Gennari, Kristy Gordon, Dana James, Christina Justiz, Dana Kleinman, Ruth Kleinman, Dor Confino, Nikolina Kovalenko, Thomas Legaspi, Travis Little, Stefano Losi, Daniel Maidman, Susannah Martin, Heather Morgan, Andrea Peterson, Catalin Precup, Carol Scavotto, Avner Sher and Amalia Suruceanu.

Dacia Gallery and The European House of Arts are pleased to present Dacia Universal Art Project, a new and exciting adventure in the arts. Dacia Universal Art Project will launch July, 2013 with a debut exhibition in beautiful Mazières-de-Touraine, France. The exhibition will travel to the gothic city of Erfurt, Germany and take place at the celebrated Bildergalerie at Palmenhaus. The exhibition tour will conclude in the medieval city of Sibiu, the heart of Transilvania in Romania. The Dacia Universal Art Project will comprise of a group exhibition of American and International Artists that will be represented in France, Germany and Romania. The aim of Dacia Universal Art Project is to bring together and share the splendor of art with the global community. For more information click, here.

Kristen Kunc: Surface Beauty - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: July 10 - August 10, 2013. Kunc’s work explores the depths of the feminine perspective with a nostalgic elegance that recalls the past and languorously contemplates the future. Through luxurious garments, calm domesticity, and beautiful objects—including the figure—she delves into the idea of the feminine and all its complicated connotations. For more information click, here.

Patricia Watwood: Venus Apocalypse - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6, 6:00 - 10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: June 5 - July 7, 2013. Patricia is a contemporary figurative artist working in the classical tradition of oil painting. This style is Contemporary Classicism, which combines classical painting techniques within the language of representation. Her work prioritizes aesthetic principles, technical rigor, detailed draftsmanship, and balances experienced perception with design.  Watwood employs narrative structures like allegory and myth to illuminate meaning in our common experience.  Her figures convey our spiritual human presence and elicit an emotional connection with the viewer. Philosophically, the paintings reflect the artist’s search for meaning and her desire for spiritual connection with both subjects and viewers. For more information click, here.

Grid Modorcea: Fine Arts In America - Book Launch and Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 29, 6:00 - 8:00pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to launch the book FINE ARTS IN AMERICA by Grid Modorcea. FINE ARTS IN AMERICA is a complex study of American art. Launching new concepts, creating an original aesthetic and a personal style. Modorcea analyzes diverse directions in art and makes a thorough research on the fine arts in America. The book is an up to date analysis of art events in progress. It documents and references galleries and museums in New York and fills a gap in American art criticism, which deals only established facts. Grid Modorcea explores the risks and new values in art today. Additionally, Dacia Gallery is pleased to launch other books signed Grid Modorcea: THE AMERICAN FILM, THE CORK, already the basis for a film and an album and THE APOCALIYPSE after Brancusi and others. 

Stephano Losi: Arid Rain - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: May 12 - 31, 2013. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present “Arid Rain”, the second solo exhibition of works by Italian artist and poet Stefano Losi.  The author’s art project, developed between Milan, London, and New York since the early 1990's, uniquely combines on linen intense poetry in Latin and English and dramatic studies of the human figure in acrylic media, sands and oxidized metal minerals as iron, copper, bronze, titanium, and gold.  The main theme of the exhibition, the desperate existential unquietness inherent in the human condition, is captured by a new poetry volume that collects the author’s work of the last two years, introduced by a foreword of the renown historian and art critic Renato Miracco.  The book will be presented at the opening reception of May 16th. For more information click, here.

Cameron Neilson - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: April 17 - May 10, 2013. Dacia gallery proudly presents the first showing of Europe Straight Up, a solo show of photography by Cameron R Neilson.  Neilson singular voice redefines the concept of skyline as he turns his camera skyward, straight up, to photograph the open space between buildings, trees, lamps, and other terrestrially bound objects.  The interplay of these constructs and the open sky are surprising, arresting, and intriguing.  With each city viewed in this nearly objective way, comparisons and contrasts are seen which distinguish one city from one another in a more personally accessible way. For more information click, here.

The Annual Landscape Group Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, March 21, 6:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: March 20 - April 12, 2013. Featured Artists: Stephanie Amato, Dina Brodsky, Janet Cook, Casey Inch, Nikolina Kovalenko, Robert Pillsbury, Victoria Selbach, Raul Villarreal, and Marlene Wiedenbaum. For more information click, here.

Leona Shanks - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, February 21, 6:00 - 10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: February 20 - March 15, 2013. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present "Searching the Soul," a solo exhibition of works by contemporary realist artist, Leona Shanks. Her passion for art is summarized as follows: “I paint because I need to. I study because if I stop learning, I stop growing. I teach to pass the torch and share the information that I believe in.” Her art is seductive, inspirational, meditative, and spiritual. Leona is the wife of artist Nelson Shanks and mother of two children. She is an artist as well as co-founder, teaching fellow and board member of Studio Incamminati. She has a studio in Philadelphia and her work has recently been in the following exhibitions:  World of Art Showcase, Wynn, Las Vegas; The 18th Annual Art Show, Los Angeles, CA; S.R. Brennen Galleries, Palm Desert, CA; and The National Arts Club, NYC. For more information click, here.

Del Rey Loven: Toward the Sublime - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 5:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: January 12, 2013 - February 16, 2013. Dacia Gallery proudly presents Toward the Sublime, abstract shaped paintings by Del Rey Loven. Painstakingly constructed acrylic works combine streams of pure abstraction with swaths of color evoking such natural phenomena as storms, fire, melting ice caps, or fault lines below the desert.  Loven employs alternative paint methods with combinations of shape, wherein plane view and elevation view interchange or break open as the artist quarries nature and history in search of the abstract sublime. Please join us for the New York premiere of this original and intriguing work. For more information click, here.

2012 EVENTS

Dacia Gallery's Annual Holiday Show - Opening Reception on Thursday, December 13, 6:00 - 10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: December 13, 2012 - January 9, 2013. Featured Artists: Aleksander Betko, Janet Cook, Stephen Early, Max Ginsburg, David Kassan, Maria Kreyn, Travis Little, Stefano Losi, Daniel Maidman, Petros Pappalas, Christopher Pugliese, Victoria Selbach, Patricia Watwood and Leah Yerpe.

Dacia Gallery proudly presents our Annual Holiday Celebration and Group Exhibition. This exhibit entails an eclectic mix of realist and contemporary artists. From renowned realist painters Max Ginsburg, David Kassan, Christopher Pugliese and Patricia Watwood to rising stars in the art world Leah Yerpe, Travis Little and Maria Kreyn to name a few. The collection encompasses a variety of small to medium size works that form a mosaic of figures and portraits from classical studies to works in charcoal and mix medium. Come celebrate the holidays with us and meet some of today’s most inspiring artists. For more information click, here.

Travis Little: Parvus Minimus - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, November 8, 6:00 - 10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: November 7 - December 7, 2012. Dacia Gallery proudly presents Parvus Minimus, a solo exhibition of paintings by Travis S. Little.  Travis' figurative works in this exhibition explore a specific moment in time for the subject – from quiet to celebratory, and from introspective to expressive.  Using his very unique painting process and techniques, he is able to capture and portray the emotions and the space of the model with amazing realism and detail, and the essence of each story. For more information click, here.

Dacia Gallery presents 'ART SHOW ON BROADWAY' - 50 Artist Exhibition - One Night Event Only - Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 3:00pm - 3:00am. $10 admission after 7pm. Evening reception includes drinks and live performances. Event space is located at 623 Broadway (btw. Houston and Bleecker St.) Participating artists: Margery Appelbaum, Adrian Baker, Amy Cohen Banker, Aleksander Betko, Ted Barr, Gina Brezini, Luiza Budea, Iulian Budea, Stuart Chait, Elizabeth Otten-Chen, Pasquale Cuppari, David DeSimone, Laurentiu Dimisca, Diana Djibirova, Gloria Duque, Raquel Echanique, Jada Fabrizio, Beth Galton, Kristin Gambell, James Giardina, Garry Harley, Robert Hartshorn, TD Gillispie, Aniko Horvath, Shirzad Khusrokhan, Valerii Klymchuk, Justin Kovac, William Lawler, Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer, Sydell Lewis, Donald Lisy, Gavin McClure, Eric Mellinger, Emily Minnie, Joy Nagy, Lisette Overweel, Carl Paoli, Petros Pappalas, Suzanne Pemberton, Christophe Piallat, Joshhua Ray, Wayne Roth, Anna Rotty, Shari Rubeck, Erik Sheets, Avner Sher, Winnie Sidharta, K Lenore Siner, Mario Sostre, Leah Tomaino, Sam Tufnell, Rodrigo Valles, Dawn Wayand, Leila Yassami, Andres Young and Barry Zawacki. For more information click, here.

Daniel Maidman: Blue Leah - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, October 18, 6:00-10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: October 17 - November 2, 2012. Dacia Gallery proudly presents Blue Leah, a solo exhibition of oil paintings and drawings by Daniel Maidman. Maidman's Blue Leah cycle documents a crisis, and renewal, of faith in figurative painting. Re-examining his assumptions, Maidman stripped his work down to the roots of perception, interaction, and depiction. The figure emerges on a monumental scale, purified, new, frighteningly alone. And yet, within this solitude, humanism persists. Even under scouring, personality and emotion remain. The method of excavation of these plain truths bestows a profound sense of relief on encountering them in the work. Their persistence within the formalism of the context resolves the crisis of faith that inspired Blue Leah. For more information click, here.

Leah Yerpe: Infinitum - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 6:00-10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: September 5 - October 13, 2012. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present Infinitum, a solo exhibition of figurative drawings by Leah Yerpe. In her work, Leah decontextualizes the human figure in highly choreographed drawings that float effortlessly through space with elegance and grace.  Bodies are multiplied in different poses, twisting, floating and falling on a ground purged of contextualizing marks. She believes that art is an exploration of contradictions and raw emotions that need to communicate the intangible.  Her models are given free reign to move their bodies without direction in a sort of immediate, improvised dance.  This looseness contrasts with the fastidious technique of the artist, where elegance and grace is infused with subtle dissonance. An important part of the human condition is a desire for resolution, for a way to put the incongruities of life into order. Despite our efforts, sometimes the closer we seem to approach a conclusion, the more elusive it proves. Yet our perception is left a little richer for the struggle we envision in the drawings of Leah Yerpe.

Victoria Selbach: Grace in the Light - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, August 2, 6:00 - 10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: August 1-30, 2012. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present ‘Grace in the Light’ a solo exhibition of works by conceptual realist painter, Victoria Selbach. Victoria’s figurative paintings explore the female form dressed in light and shadow. Although the mind is tuned to see the woman first and drawn to the human form, in these works the impact of the underlying abstraction, created by light, fights for dominance. Victoria conveys in her sensitive yet penetrating depiction's of beauty bathed in light an honest presence and a sense of knowing. Yet the juxtaposition of the dense recess of shadow draws our awareness to the truths that lie well beyond our current understanding. Victorias studio is in New York and her paintings have been shown in New York and across the country including works currently being exhibited in the Heckscher Museum of Art and the Butler Institute of American Art.

FORM & LIGHT - Group Exhibition Presenting Studio Incamminati - Opening Reception, Saturday, July 14, 5:00 - 9:00pm. Exhibition Dates: July 11 - 26, 2012. Featured Artists: Joe Dolderer, Kerry Dunn, Robin Dawn Frey, Katya Held, Natalie Italiano, Peter Kesley, Ja Fang Lu, Yoni Park, Leona Shanks, Nelson Shanks, Dan Thompson and Lea Colie Wight.

Dacia Gallery proudly presents Light and Form, a group exhibition presenting the artists of Studio Incamminati. Featured as one of America’s top art schools by American Artist magazine, the Philadelphia school founded by the renowned painter Nelson Shanks produces artists internationally recognized for their blend of traditional skills and modern aesthetics.Shanks, who is also the school’s artistic director, last year staged a one-man exhibition at the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg and the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow. He is scheduled to bring his work to China later this year. His string of notable portrait commissions includes diverse luminaries such as Princess Diana, president Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and His Holiness Pope John Paul II. This exhibition brings together a talented group of artists presenting a selection of realist paintings from still lives to figures and portraits that entices and captivates the imagination.

“This is our first New York showing and we’re thrilled to be part of Dacia Gallery’s efforts to bring new voices and visions to the public,” said Studio Incamminati Executive Director Jay Pennie. “It’s energizing to everyone.”

Natalie Tyler: Virtù - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7, 6:00 - 10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: June 3 - 27, 2012. Dacia Gallery proudly presents Virtù the most comprehensive exhibition to date of sculptor Natalie Tyler’s work. Tyler explores the sculptural possibilities of traditional materials such as bronze and glass, using the materials to capture nature timeless in it’s stages of life. Groves of dying sunflowers cast in bronze, amber honey colored crystal wasp nests in larger than life glowing forms, and bronze bird nests floating throughout the gallery. She investigates plant, animal and insect architecture, using nests and the home as poetic metaphors to describe a deeper sense of being. Birth, growth, death and regeneration are threads that run through the work. She is continuing to create new bodies of work with energy and innovation.

Barbara Bachner: Circle of Life - Solo Exhibition. Guest Curator: Stefania Carrozzini - Opening Reception: Thursday, May 17, 6:00 - 10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: May 13 - June 1, 2012. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present “Circle of Life”, an exhibition of new work by Barbara L. Bachner, an abstract painter who transforms basic shapes and colors into powerful compositions, which convey enlightenment reached through an aesthetic experience. Lines, organic shapes and silhouettes of figures are part of the scene, equally weighted on the surface with other abstract elements. Paintings are fields where the action is controlled and balanced between rationality and emotion. Signs mingle, generating new and unusual forms of spatial assets. The pictures are floating worlds captured singularly by this artist’s eye and sensitive heart. The circle of life is a process of eternal return and Bachner’s works are evidence of this dynamism translated with total freedom of expression. Action in a painting establishes a vital relationship between the self, the world and matter. Its unrelenting spirit becomes aware of its strengths and expands the idea of infinity. As the voice speaks, ideas start taking shape in new ways. The framework is a battlefield where vicissitudes are interiorized, memories emerge and consciousness and unconsciousness pour forth. Bachner’s works communicate an existential pure energy. The fragments explode on the canvas as a symbol of original chaos and from here take new life.    

Janet A. Cook : Power & Beauty - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, April 26, 7:00 - 10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: April 25 - May 11, 2012. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present “Power and Beauty” a solo exhibition by Janet A. Cook. "Powerful, beautiful and timeless” is how J. A Cook describes the figure. For Cook the figure is an endless source of fascination and the most demanding of all subject matters. Her work is influenced by the artists from as long ago as the renaissance and mannerist periods right up to the current day graffiti artists working on the walls of New York City.  She combines the fluidity and movement from these old masters with a contemporary set of imagery that is not only from this world, but also from her imagination.  Abstraction, repetition, pattern and symbolism, are important components, but her ultimate goal is to intrigue and engage the viewer. Cook recently participated in a four-person invitational at the Trenton City Museum, NJ and was featured on NBC's 'Dateline' program, the 'Da Vinci Code'.  Her work was featured in the New York Times and reviewed in the Times of Trenton, NJ.

John David Ratajkowski : By Hand - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, April 12, 6:00 - 10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: April 11 - 22, 2012. Dacia Gallery is proud to present John David Ratajkowski’s solo exhibition By Hand. Our electronic age has made handwritten text all but obsolete. Yet long before Gutenberg, texts were produced “by hand”. Drawing from a rich body of sources including, among others, Archimedes’ codex, Darwin’s notebooks, The Book of Kells and medieval music scores, artist John David Ratajkowski transforms these notations into visual artifacts of beauty and power in his solo exhibition By Hand.

Dacia Gallery @ Essential & Erotica Art Party and Show - Opening Reception: Saturday, March 31, 3:00 - 7:00pm. Exhibition Dates: March 31 - April 1, 2012. The event will continue from 7:00pm to 9:00am Sunday, April 1st. There will be a charge at the door. Artists to be presented: Travis Little, Stefano Losi, Heather Morgan, Joseph Perrotto and Lee Vasu.

Algedonics - Group Exhibition - Opening Reception on Thursday, March 22, 6:00 - 10:00pm. Featured Artists: Jada Fabrizio, Kristin Holcomb, Leslie Lyons, Jessica Maria Manley,Hitomi Machizuki, Christophe Piallat and Benjamin Sperry. Exhibition Dates: March 21 - April 27, 2012.

Dacia Gallery @ Fountain Art Fair - Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 7:00 - 11:00pm. Exhibition Dates: March 9 - 11, 2012. The Armory Building 68 Lexington Ave @ 25th Street. Artists to be presented: Rachel Burgess, Hunter Clarke, Lisa Fiore, Yuri Leonov, Travis Little, Tania Marmolejo, Heather Morgan, Emily North, Natalie Tyler & Leah Yerpe.

Claudia Trombin: Make a Wish - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 7, 6:00 - 10:00pm. Exhibition Dates: March 7 - 17, 2012. Dacia Gallery and Contaminate NYC is pleased to present “Make a Wish”, a solo-show by Italian artist Claudia Trombin. Through multi-media paintings, watercolors, and installations revisiting the fascinating and complex language of the unconscious, Claudia’s seductive yet unsettling creations aim to bewilder the viewer, generating doubts and questions, unleashing desires and dream-like visions. In her attempt to shape the invisible – emotions, feelings, fears, obsessions, reveries – she creates imaginary spaces, juggling reality and fantasy, the ordinary and the unique. Inspired by Surrealism principles and fascinated by psychoanalysis and archetypes nature, Claudia develops her artwork along ambivalent, symbolic, and philosophical themes. Dragonflies and dandelions, flowers composed of a seed head and hundreds of smaller florets, become her inspiration to materialize this process. Light metal filaments ending with corollas modeled as dragonfly wings spread from the seed head - a led lamp - symbol of energy and life that will extinguish with time. The wings, humans’ spiritual side, structured like a unique and delicate netlike grid, act like a DNA imprint embedded in our life essence, guiding our imagination and intuition. At death, like the dandelion florets, the light dies and the invisible product of our spirit leaves our corporeal body by detaching and spreading its wings to disseminate into the world.

Private Jewelry Showcase by Rhea Kulcsar - Saturday, February 25, 6:00-10pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present "The Amazon" an exclusive jewelry exhibition by Rhea Kulcsar. Her work is on display and available for sale during the exhibtion.

Reflections - Group Exhibition - Opening Reception on Thursday, February 16, 6:00 - 10:00pm. Featured Artists: David Beale, Hunter Clarke, Susan Eliza, Bruce Erikson, Lisa Fiore, Kathryn Jacobi, Ron Johnston, Rex Kalehoff, Aleksandra Katargina, Travis Little, Thomas Legaspi, Daniel Maidman, Susannah Martin, Emily North, Lana Santorelli, Carol Scavotto and Leah Yerpe. Exhibition Dates: February 15 - March 2, 2012.

Lacivious - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 6:00-10:00pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present “Lascivious” an exhibition of new works by Heather Morgan, a figurative painter whose sultry and damaged women cavort unrestrained through opulent settings with commanding self-possession. Here are lingerie and stockings galore. But these are no playthings. These women are performing their identities, and it is a tense and fevered display, aching with self-consciousness. Vivid and theatrical as these images are, the viewer is thrust into discomfiting intimacy with these defiant vixens. These works invite the viewer to look and to covet, presenting an alluring world that is also potent and seething.  Beauty quivers with pain and flaw in the distorted, luminous subjects that populate Morgan’s paintings.  The figures stretch out louche before the viewer and bravely offer themselves with a conflicting, penetrating gaze. These unflinching yet vulnerable pastel heroines become all the more unknowable, as they reveal themselves in their fractured splendor. Exhibition Dates: December 15 -  January 15, 2012.

2011 EVENTS

Hyperboreans - Group Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, December 15, 6:00-10:00pm. Join Dacia Gallery for our Annual Holiday Celebration and enjoy artworks by: Jake Blake, Rachel Burgess, Seth Calder, Lisa Flore, Bret Harvey, Christina Justiz, Thomas Legaspi, Yuri Leonov, Haley Litzinger, Tania Mormolejo, Douglas Newton, Louis Spano, Sunny Taylor and Leah Yerpe. Exhibition Dates: December 15 -  January 15, 2012.

Unwrapped - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6:00-10:00pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present, Unwrapped, a solo exhibition of realistic paintings by Douglas Newton. Newton's paintings use candy, food and other ordinary objects, juxtaposed in fresh, unexpected ways. He captures the colors and textures of objects in oil paint, without following the usual conventions of still life painting. Exhibition Dates: December 1 - 10, 2011.

Under the Burnt Walls - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Thursday, November 17, 6:00-10:00pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Italian artist and poet Stefano Losi, Under The Burnt Walls. The author’s art project, developed between Milan, London, and New York since the early 1990's, combines on large size linen or jute dramatic studies of the human figure and intense original poetry. Exhibition Dates: November 16 - 30, 2011.

Vanishing Point - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 6:00-10:00pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present Vanishing Point a solo exhibition by collaborative artists and sisters Dana and Ruth Kleinman. Their work combines 3D metal construction and oil on canvas to create multiple paneled wall sculptures that varies in depth off the wall. Exhibition Dates: October 19 - November 12, 2011.

Synthesis: Group Exhibition - Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 6:00-10:00pm. Dacia Gallery will present artists: Ted Barr, Emi Brady, Michael Dickey, John Lee, Graham McNamara, Roy Secord and Sunny Taylor. Exhibition Dates: September 21 - October 15, 2011.

Dacia Gallery One Year Anniversary & Leah Yerpe - Solo Exhibition - Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 6-10pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present Illumination a solo exhibition of figurative drawings and paintings by Leah Yerpe. Leah received an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in 2009 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  Her work has been featured in numerous shows and discussed in publications such as PMc Magazine, Visual Overture, and Studio Visit.

Kent State University - Alumni Association Private Reception: Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 6-9pm. Join fellow Kent State alumni for a private reception held at Dacia Gallery in New York City. This event is for KSU alumni living in or around the NYC area. Lee Vasu, along with his business partner Damian Salo, both Class of '02, the founders and curators of Dacia Gallery in New York City, have graciously offered their gallery for a KSU Meet and Greet. It's an open reception, come any time between 6 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments provided. Join KSU alumni for an evening of fun, friendship and fine art.

Jane Hugentober – Solo Exhibition- Opening Reception: Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 6-10pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition with the figurative abstract artwork of Jane Hugentober. Jane is an emerging American abstract / figurative artist and was recently accepted into UCLA's prestigious Master of Fine Arts program, of which four painters were selected for 2011 admissions out of a field of 500+ MFA painting applicants. Exhibition Dates: July 7 – July 31, 2011.

Plexus: Artillery Artists Group Exhibition – Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 6-10pm. Dacia Gallery will present a group exhibit that includes the Artillery Artists: Yuri Leonov, Jake Blake, Carolyn Jao and Joseph Perrotto. Exhibition Dates: June 19 – July 3, 2011.

Figurative and Portrait Exhibition- Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 6-10pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition with the focus on the human figure. All the artwork has a concentration on figures or contemporary portraits. Featured Artists: Rachel Burgess, Michael Berkowitz, Jamie Greenfield, John Hampshire, Kiseok Kim, Tom Legaspi, William Nelson, David Rockwell, Maud Thomas, and Shawn Yu. Exhibition Dates: June 2 - June 18, 2011.

The Modern Landscape - Opening Reception - Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 6-10pm. The following artists will be present at the opening meeting to discuss their works: H.K. Anne, Emily Baker, Mary Bechtol, Rachel Burgess, Susan Cottle, David DeSimone, Diane Feissel, Dana James, Christina Justiz, Michael Letzig, Anni Lorenzini, Michael Sherman, Toni Silber-Delerive, Bryan Stryeski, Allan Teger, Natalie Tyler, Lee Vasu, Michele E. Wagner, and Laurie Waite-Fellner. Exhibition Dates: May 7 - 28, 2011.

Aritst Talk - Jane Hugentober - Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 7-10pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present a refreshing artist talk by Jane Hugentober. Jane is a rising star in the art world with her beautiful figurative abstract works that convey a true passion for color, design and form. Join us in an inspirational evening with Jane Hugentober.

Efflorescence - Opening Reception - March 17, 2011 from 6-10pm. Join us on Saint Patrick's Day to celebrate an invigorating presentation of abstract artwork and to meet the artists in person.

Premonition - Opening Reception - February 3, 2011 from 6-10pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present “Premonition” a Group Exhibition juried by Natalie Tyler, an artist internationally known for her bronze sculpture and Marco Beria, painter, curator and owner of OJO Gallery.

2010 EVENTS

Emerging Colors Exhibition - Opening Reception - December 16, 2010 from 6-10pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present “Emerging Colors” a Group Exhibition of artists on a national platform. Join us in our exhilarating display of upbeat artwork to brighten your holiday spirits.

"LOVE" Student Exhibition - Parsons: The New School For Design - Opening Reception - December 11, 2010 from 6-10pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present “LOVE” a student group exhibition from Parsons The New School For Design, Integrated Design Department. The exhibition comprises a group of fourteen students exhibiting their creative endeavors in fashion, illustration, design and mixed media.

Private Jewelry Showcase by Rhea Kulcsar - Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 5-7pm. Please join us at Dacia Gallery to Rhea Kulcsar's premier jewelry collection of bullets, stones, leather, glam, all dripping in black chains. Working as a custom jewelry designer for 7 years doing only one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry. Rhea is now offering you a sneak peak into her exclusive collection of which, models will be showcasing her work.

Harlequin's Troop Exhibition - Opening Reception - November 4, 2010 from 6-10pm. Dacia Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition “Harlequin's Troop”. Follow the harlequin through a tantalizing display of vibrant abstract works that lead to subway rides on the 6 train and to fake blind beggars. Butterflies swarm about in warm pastel colors as a little girl innocently smirks of mischievous joy alongside checkered rooftops. Be a trooper and join the harlequin at Dacia Gallery.

Cricket Alexander, Dolls Exhibition - October 30, 2010 from 6-10pm. Join us this Hallow's Eve to explore the enigmatic doll collection and paintings of Cricket Alexander. This event is for one night and one night only. All are welcome. Preferred dress attire: costume.

Wine Tasting by DiVino - October 28, 2010 from 7-9pm. To accompany the works on display at Awake, Dacia Gallery welcomes Sommelier Annie Shapero (DiVino) for a tasting of wines with an abstract twist. Transcend your perception of red versus white in an intriguing and sophisticated setting. Admission Ticket: $20.

Art Classes - DEADLINE - October 22, 2010. It's not too late to sign up for art classes. Dacia Gallery offers Pastel Painting, Abstract, Landscape Painting, Portrait Drawing, and Drawing. For more details on the schedule and on enrollment instructions click here or call 917-445-5243.

Awake - Opening Reception: October 7, 2010 from 6-10pm. Dacia Gallery is opening a new show featuring artists: Cricket Alexander, Jane Hugentober, Ron Leach, William Quellec, Rudy Serra, Natalie Tyler, Lee Vasu, and Gigi Yung.

Triumph - September 12, 2010 - Dacia Gallery Opening