Latela Art Gallery Presents Dariana Arias LUMINARIUM: Cosmology, Celestial Mechanics & Eschatology

By Editorial Team on September 7, 2016

Sat, 03 September 2016 - Sun, 06 November 2016

Photo courtesy of Latela Art Gallery.
Photo courtesy of Latela Art Gallery.


Currently on view.


Latela Art Gallery presents a new exhibition debuting the most recent body of work by artist Dariana Arias. In a series of paintings, Arias responds to the September 14, 2015 LIGO discovery of gravitational waves originating 1.3 billion light years away, resulting from the collision of a massive pair of black holes. The discovery is said to go down in history as “one of the greatest scientific achievements,” given that it confirms Einstein’s ripples in space-time. In addition to displaying Arias’ new collection, the Latela Art Gallery has transformed its interior into a gallery-wide outer space installation.

About the Artist:
Dariana Arias is a Latin-Caribbean artist based in Washington DC; she uses the creative process as the vehicle that enables her understanding of abstract ideas, via active imagination. Her artworks are intended to stimulate her audience –just like herself–to inquire about the nature of those very ideas, sparking the mind to wander beyond our physical plane, to the birthplace of new ideas. Dariana attended the George Washington University, and earned a degree in political science and philosophy.

About Latela Art Gallery:
Founded by local curator and artist Marta Staudinger, Latela opened its doors in November 2015 as both a fine art gallery and creative working space that promotes the work of selected local and international artists. The studio presents new exhibitions several times a year, provides artist consultation and curatorial services, and regularly hosts creative workshops, pop-ups, and special events.

Gallery Hours:

  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Latela is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market in the historic Brookland neighborhood of Washington. at 716 Monroe Street NE Studio #27.