Saturday, 25th of February, Davina Semo opened her first solo show at Galerie Gabriel Rolt in Amsterdam.
She presents sculptures and pictures - objects I would instantly recognize as "visual art". As soon as I started reading the titles of her works though, I began doubting if it was really as simple as that. Her titles read like poems that comment the works. The experience becomes multi-layerd and multi-disciplinary.
Go and see it if you can:
"HER DEPARTURES, LIKE HER MOODS, WERE UNPREMEDITATED AND ALWAYS QUITE ABRUPT" etched black mirror, enamel paints / 45.7 x 45.7 cm, 18 x 18 in / 2012
THERE ARE PLAYFUL ANIMALS AND THERE ARE ANIMALS WHO ARE ALWAYS WATCHING / Spray paint transfer on reinforced concrete / 147.3 x 30.5 cm, 58 x 12 in / 2012
SHE WANTED TO WORK HARDER AND TIRE HERSELF OUT SO SHE WOULDN'T HAVE TO LIE AWAKE AT NIGHT / Concrete coated aluminum diamond plate / 91.4 x 91.4 cm, 36 x 36 in / 2012