65GRAND is pleased to present Danielle Rosen in her first exhibition with the gallery: HYDRA. The works on view in HYDRA range from cast aluminum sculptures to assemblages of diverse materials and digital photographs created on a scanner bed. Rosen is interested in, “How femininity and animality are performed and how they meet in a domestic context.” People perform their animality by having pets or wearing fur. Fashion is a way of performing animality. It’s part of the mating ritual or a warning sign. When we bring pets into our homes are we performing animality? The artist suggests that, “Maybe we’re all—both humans and non-human animals—performing our mutual domestication.”
Danielle Rosen lives and works in Chicago. Recent solo exhibitions include TOTEMS at The Ski Club, Milwaukee, WI in 2015 and An Encyclopedia at Counterpath, Denver, CO in 2014. Selected group exhibitions include HOT at Produce Model Gallery, Chicago in 2016, Looking Askance at GallerySKE, Delhi, India in 2015, and Diegesis at the Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago in 2013. Rosen has been featured in publications including Inside/Within, Ghost Town Literary Magazine and Jubilat. She received her MFA from the University of Chicago and her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
A publication by Patricia Rose with contributions from Natasha Mijares and Kate Sierzputowski will accompany the exhibition.