Elena Dahn, Untitled, 2014. Plaster, rope, and watercolor paper, dimensions variable.

Elena Dahn

Buenos Aires

Del Infinito Gallery

Del Infinito Gallery opened its 2014 season with a show of works by Elena Dahn, an artist who uses plaster and silicone to create abstract volumes that occupy both walls and floors. Simple materials and an economy of resources are the building blocks of a language that she uses to articulate a nonfigurative, yet unconventionally narrative register, appealing to the minimal without being Minimalist while focusing on organic shapes. Her subjectivity is always present even when she consciously seeks a certain ambiguity and neutrality in her forms. There’s also a strong sexual motif, which adds sensuality to her work. Dahn’s works have become increasingly disturbing over the years—deeper, more abstract, and more synthetic, they never compromise a complexity that allows for multiple interpretations. She forces her materials, tests their flexibility, and manages to take advantage of a tradition that breaks formal structure while still maintaining a sense of harmony..…see the entire review in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.

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