Andrea Dasha Reich

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530 Burns Gallery presents “Sophrosyne,” a solo exhibition of colorful resin paintings by renowned Sarasota-based artist Andrea Dasha Reich. Known as “Dasha,” she has spent her career exploring the depth and intimacy of the abstract world we inhabit. This new body of work explores “moderation” for the artist while maintaining her impactful use of color. The meet-the-artist opening reception will be held Friday, February 28th from 6 to 9PM at 530 Burns Gallery.


If you have been involved in Sarasota’s art sphere, you will recognize Dasha’s distinctive style, which she has developed over the past 25 years. The work is  “characterized by layers of resin in the fullest spectrum of color.” Abstract forms pop off the panel or canvas including florals, squiggles, dashes, petals, pinwheels and everything in between. Now, there is a strong evolution in Dasha’s work. In this exhibition, Dasha presents her newest body of paintings that she calls “Sophrosyne.”

 

Dasha reflects on this new series:

 

Stepping into a new phase of art, this current body of work, was not an easy task. The colors I use in my artworks are my signature, part of my DNA and cannot be manipulated­­--It was very difficult to transition from my previous style into this new one, especially after 25 years of creation and perfection. To me, these new pieces are as if I put all of my previous works into a blender and Sophrosyne was born. Sophrosyne was an ancient Greek concept of an ideal of excellence of character and soundness of mind, which when combined in one well-balanced individual leads to other qualities, such as temperance, moderation, prudence, purity, decorum and self-control. 

 

Furthermore through this work,  Dasha explores art’s effect on the brain. In a study through Ashford University, it was concluded that “art is a great way to flex your brain while improving your quality of life.” Dasha feels, as do many art enthusiasts, that art brings about joy while making the wheels of the mind turn.

 

Stormy Lake , 2019

Andrea Dasha Reich

Stormy Lake , 2019

Resin

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Blue Bubbles, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Blue Bubbles, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Resin Vessel, 2018

Andrea Dasha Reich

Resin Vessel, 2018

Resin

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Reflections, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Reflections, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

Smoke, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Smoke, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

Conversations , 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Conversations , 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

Forest Dance, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Forest Dance, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

Twin Seas II, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Twin Seas II, 2020

Resin

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Monet's Garden, 2019

Andrea Dasha Reich

Monet's Garden, 2019

Resin

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

Mediterrano, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Mediterrano, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

40 x 30 in (101.60 x 76.20 cm)

Resin Vessel, 2018

Andrea Dasha Reich

Resin Vessel, 2018

Resin

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Lake Geneva, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Lake Geneva, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

Lava, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Lava, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

In Blues, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

In Blues, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Phosphoro, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Phosphoro, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

Moon Reflections, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Moon Reflections, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

48 x 30 in (121.92 x 76.20 cm)

Misty Rain, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Misty Rain, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

Raindrops , 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Raindrops , 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

Holidays, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Holidays, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

Klimt, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Klimt, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Arctic, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Arctic, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Ceramic Vessel, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Ceramic Vessel, 2020

Ceramic

20 x 16 x 10.50 in (50.80 x 40.64 x 26.67 cm)

Glacier Cave, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Glacier Cave, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

Black Intertwines, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Black Intertwines, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

40 x 30 in (101.60 x 76.20 cm)

Ocean Reef, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Ocean Reef, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

Ocean Jewelbox, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Ocean Jewelbox, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Day on the Beach, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Day on the Beach, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

Green Lagoon, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Green Lagoon, 2020

Epoxy resin, pure pigments

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Twin Seas I, 2020

Andrea Dasha Reich

Twin Seas I, 2020

Resin

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)