Benefit 2020 Auction Items: Krista Dedrick Lai’s ‘… but so far away’

You don’t want your walls to be shrinking violets. You want the walls of your home to sing with raw emotional power, with saturated color. You’re not interested in art that is merely decorative and matches your furniture. That’s not for you. Yet you crave beauty in that strength. You want the art on your walls to tell a story, capture some aspect of our emotional, social, or political existence.

… but so far away
Krista Dedrick Lai

Then this powerful acrylic painting by Krista Lai, entitled …but so far away, measuring 10″ x 10″ x 2″ is a must have. As stated by the artist: “This work was created from a place of grief, rage, and shock in response to the cruel immigration policies and crimes carried out by the Trump administration.” And we can see rage and pain in the color scheme, in the barbed wire, in the dramatic, crowded perspective. And in its harsh beauty, it’s a reminder of the complex world in which we live, of the fact that images can speak louder than words, and that walls really can talk.

Kitty Caparella
Greg Kelly
Daniel Oliva

A Philadelphia-based artist working in painting, drawing and photography who explores themes of social inequality throughout…

A Philadelphia-based artist working in painting, drawing and photography who explores themes of social inequality throughout history by utilizing figuration, abstraction and diagrammatic methods. …

A Philadelphia-based artist working in painting, drawing and photography who explores themes of social inequality throughout history by utilizing figuration, abstraction and diagrammatic methods. …

Jennifer Johnson

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the…

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the relevance of craft, specifically ceramics and fiber arts, by creating a conversation…

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the relevance of craft, specifically ceramics and fiber arts, by creating a conversation between the two…

Deborah Caiola

By enabling the viewer to experience the emotional reality of the subjects Deborah Caiola paints, she attempts to challenge…

By enabling the viewer to experience the emotional reality of the subjects Deborah Caiola paints, she attempts to challenge assumptions and mainstream beliefs, and celebrate that which unites us as humans.…

By enabling the viewer to experience the emotional reality of the subjects Deborah Caiola paints, she attempts to challenge assumptions and mainstream beliefs, and celebrate that which unites us as humans.…

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