Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez at Deli Gallery

Artists: Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez

Exhibition title: Sub Rosa

Co-organized with: Cheyenne​ Julien

Venue: Deli Gallery, New York, US

Date: January 25 – March 3, 2019

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Deli Gallery, New York

Deli Gallery is pleased to present SubRosa,an exhibition of new work by Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, as both artists deal with the intimacies of their own memories, familial secrets, and generational traumas.

Lozano and Perez create an environment where plants and flowers carry mythology, words and symbols linger, memories and thoughts lapse, and the lines of reality are blurred. From Lozano’s sculptural interplay of object and skin, to Perez’s detailed renderings of thick facial hair and bruises of uncertain origin, the works presented in SubRosa​hum with sentimentality and tenderness. As plant forms mimic the human body, vines climb throughout the gallery, and natural forms take on their own distinct psychological states, the viewer is exposed to an environment that is simultaneously terrestrial and surreal.

Drawing on her horticultural background (both her parents were botanists), Lozano’s hand-molded sculptures map cultural displacement onto fashion objects. The works, rich in color and texture, embody a personal fusing of accessorization culture and its natural parallels in the plant world, aiming to dissolve the fixed narratives of gender distinction.

Perez uses her drawings as a tool to navigate her past identities and experiences. Rendered with meticulous detail in lush pastel and charcoal, the drawings play with the dualities of touch and sexuality: the lines between caress and abuse, repression and expression.

Diana Lozano​(b. 1992, Cali, Colombia) received her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2013. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn. She has shown at La Mama Galleria, Fisher Parrish Gallery and Company Gallery in New York, Casa Prado in Colombia, Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco and Open Space in Baltimore.

Alina Perez​(b. 1995, Miami, Florida) received her BFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. She was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2017, and has attended residencies at the OxBow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Her work was recently exhibited at Monya Rowe Gallery and Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York, NY. Perez is currently attending a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.

Sub Rosa​is co-organized with Cheyenne​ Julien.

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Sofia Lozano and Alina Perez, Sub Rosa, 2019, exhibition view, Deli Gallery, New York

Diana Lozano, Blossom Stages Chandelier, 2019, Wood, foam, Aqua resin, fiberglass, wax, silicone, synthetic hair, acrylic, beads, metal hoops, and flocking, 47 × 20 × 23 inches (119.38 × 50.80 × 58.42 cm)

Diana Lozano, Blossom Stages Chandelier, 2019, Wood, foam, Aqua resin, fiberglass, wax, silicone, synthetic hair, acrylic, beads, metal hoops, and flocking, 47 × 20 × 23 inches (119.38 × 50.80 × 58.42 cm)

Diana Lozano, Blossom Stages Chandelier, 2019, Wood, foam, Aqua resin, fiberglass, wax, silicone, synthetic hair, acrylic, beads, metal hoops, and flocking, 47 × 20 × 23 inches (119.38 × 50.80 × 58.42 cm)

Alina Perez, Night Dreaming, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 49 1/2 × 37 1/2 inches (125.73 × 95.25 cm)

Alina Perez, Night Dreaming, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 49 1/2 × 37 1/2 inches (125.73 × 95.25 cm)

Alina Perez, Night Dreaming, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 49 1/2 × 37 1/2 inches (125.73 × 95.25 cm)

Diana Lozano, Huntington Gardens (Diva), 2018, Aqua Resin, resin clay, rubber, synthetic hair, wax, silver hoop earrings, and rope, 98 × 21 × 18 inches (248.92 × 53.34 × 45.72 cm)

Diana Lozano, Huntington Gardens (Diva), 2018, Aqua Resin, resin clay, rubber, synthetic hair, wax, silver hoop earrings, and rope, 98 × 21 × 18 inches (248.92 × 53.34 × 45.72 cm)

Diana Lozano, Huntington Gardens (Diva), 2018, Aqua Resin, resin clay, rubber, synthetic hair, wax, silver hoop earrings, and rope, 98 × 21 × 18 inches (248.92 × 53.34 × 45.72 cm)

Alina Perez, A Tender Moment, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 60 × 50 1/4 inches (152.40 × 127.64 cm)

Alina Perez, A Tender Moment, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 60 × 50 1/4 inches (152.40 × 127.64 cm)

Alina Perez, A Tender Moment, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 60 × 50 1/4 inches (152.40 × 127.64 cm)

Diana Lozano, Dom Rosa, 2019, Foam, aqua resin, fiberglass, pigment, wax, and flocking, 24 × 18 × 18 inches (60.96 × 45.72 × 45.72 cm)

Alina Perez, Call Your Sister Tomorrow, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 30 × 22 1/2 inches (76.20 × 57.15 cm)

Alina Perez, Call Your Sister Tomorrow, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 30 × 22 1/2 inches (76.20 × 57.15 cm)

Diana Lozano, Monstera Raver, 2019, Aqua Resin, resin clay, wax, acrylic paint, rope, and black sand, 62 × 40 × 33 inches (157.48 × 101.60 × 83.82 cm)

Diana Lozano, Monstera Raver, 2019, Aqua Resin, resin clay, wax, acrylic paint, rope, and black sand, 62 × 40 × 33 inches (157.48 × 101.60 × 83.82 cm)

Diana Lozano, Monstera Raver, 2019, Aqua Resin, resin clay, wax, acrylic paint, rope, and black sand, 62 × 40 × 33 inches (157.48 × 101.60 × 83.82 cm)

Alina Perez, Tio Robert, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 50 × 37 inches (127.00 × 93.98 cm)

Alina Perez, Tio Robert, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 50 × 37 inches (127.00 × 93.98 cm)

Alina Perez, Tio Robert, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 50 × 37 inches (127.00 × 93.98 cm)

Diana Lozano, Nectar Sweet, Pitfall Trap, 2019, Plaster, aqua resin, fiberglass, acrylic, wax, beads, wire, string, synthetic feathers, silicone, earrings, and flocking, 58 × 32 × 20 inches (147.32 × 81.28 × 50.80 cm)

Diana Lozano, Nectar Sweet, Pitfall Trap, 2019, Plaster, aqua resin, fiberglass, acrylic, wax, beads, wire, string, synthetic feathers, silicone, earrings, and flocking, 58 × 32 × 20 inches (147.32 × 81.28 × 50.80 cm)

Diana Lozano, Nectar Sweet, Pitfall Trap, 2019, Plaster, aqua resin, fiberglass, acrylic, wax, beads, wire, string, synthetic feathers, silicone, earrings, and flocking, 58 × 32 × 20 inches (147.32 × 81.28 × 50.80 cm)

Alina Perez, Seen Upon in the Garden, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 50 1/4 × 77 1/2 inches (127.64 × 196.85 cm)

Alina Perez, Seen Upon in the Garden, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 50 1/4 × 77 1/2 inches (127.64 × 196.85 cm)

Alina Perez, Seen Upon in the Garden, 2019, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 50 1/4 × 77 1/2 inches (127.64 × 196.85 cm)

Diana Lozano, I’ll Be Your Baby Girl (Velveteen), 2019, Aqua Resin, wax, glitter, and synthetic flowers, 56 × 30 × 13 inches (142.24 × 76.20 × 33.02 cm)

Diana Lozano, Puppy Ears, 2018, Aqua Resin, plaster, wax, metal chain, resin clay, acrylic paint, beads, and charms, 62 × 108 × 33 inches (157.48 × 274.32 × 83.82 cm)

Diana Lozano, Puppy Ears, 2018, Aqua Resin, plaster, wax, metal chain, resin clay, acrylic paint, beads, and charms, 62 × 108 × 33 inches (157.48 × 274.32 × 83.82 cm)

Diana Lozano, Puppy Ears, 2018, Aqua Resin, plaster, wax, metal chain, resin clay, acrylic paint, beads, and charms, 62 × 108 × 33 inches (157.48 × 274.32 × 83.82 cm)

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