Strongin/Collection Presents Danielle Bensky Dreamscapes: Experiments in Narrative Symbolism

By Editorial Team on April 4, 2022

Thu, 07 April 2022 - Wed, 27 April 2022

Courtesy of Strongin/Collection.
Reception: Thursday, April 7 from 6pm to 7:30pm

Robin Strongin, founder of Strongin Collection, announces the opening of a new exhibit by local artist and sculptor, Danielle Bensky who explains, “My work expresses a fundamental struggle between creation and destruction, questioning and affirmation, commanded by a mysterious energy from the depths of my consciousness.”

According to HENRI MALDINEY (1912-2013), eminent French philosopher of aesthetics and depth psychology, there are two main modalities of Meaning: signification de savoir (meaning derived from factual and technical knowledge) and signification de puissance (meaning derived through expressive agency). The second modality, states Maldiney, is the one that applies to artistic forms, especially so when what is being produced is channeled through the unconscious to vehiculate our deepest emotions and draw to the surface transformative suggestions of desire, fear and longing coming to us in dreams.

Within these DREAMSCAPES by DANIELLE BENSKY, you will encounter both deep and whimsical powers unleashed by her expressive agency in an open-ended search for meaning. The images you will discover through her vibrant paintings and arresting sculptures suggest symbol-laden scenarios of human experience in which those who do the seeing become co-narrators of the seen.

About Strongin Collection
Strongin Collection is a woman-owned art gallery based in Washington, DC that has created a destination for those who are interested in exploring art. How to enjoy it, collect it, experience it, and share it with others. Think of us as a HYBRID: we offer gallery quality art without all the stuffiness. You don’t need an art degree or a trust fund.

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Strongin/Collection is located at 1631 Wisconsin Avenue NW.