Diana Gabriel: Permanence

Opening: Sunday, Jan 9, 2022 12 – 4 pm
Sunday, Jan 9 – Feb 12, 2022

319 N. Albany
Chicago, Il 60612

Opening Reception/Open House: 
Sunday January 9th from 12-4pm

Exhibition on view through February 12th, 2022

Goldfinch is pleased to present “Permanence,” our first solo exhibition with Diana Gabriel. Mounted in Gallery 2, Gabriel’s exhibition features works made over the past several years and during the Covid-19 Pandemic, which inspired the Colombian-American artist’s meditations on time as a concept that is both rigid and malleable. “Being in nature makes me feel small and insignificant,” Gabriel explains. “It helps me confront my mortality because of the permanence of the natural world.”

The majority of the works included in this show are made with rocks of various colors, textures, and sizes, arranged and affixed to their substrates in linear compositions. “Rocks are timeless and permanent,” Gabriel notes, “but they exist in several forms across their existence. We are the same way in that we transition over time.” Gabriel found these rocks during her numerous beach walks over quarantine.